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Trial date of stabbing suspect pushed back to May

Alejandro Martinez of Mabton, who was arrested Jan. 1 following a stabbing incident in Grandview and is facing second degree assault charges, has had his tentative trial date pushed back from Feb. 22 to May 2.

According to the Yakima County Prosecutor's Office, Martinez, who was scheduled to have an omnibus hearing late last week, had his hearing date moved to April 21. During the omnibus hearing it will be determined whether or not the case will go to trial.

Martinez was arrested in connection with the stabbing of Camilo Valencia, 24. According to the Grandview Police Department, Valencia was injured following an argument at a residence in the 900 block of Conestoga Way in Grandview.

According to the Grandview Police Department, Martinez was arrested by a Mabton police officer in his car just outside of his Mabton home following the assault.

Officials with the Yakima County Prosecutor's Office said second degree assault charges can bring a maximum of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.

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