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Jan. 1 stabbing suspect formally charged

Alejandro Martinez of Mabton, who was arrested Jan. 1 following a stabbing in Grandview, was arraigned yesterday (Wednesday) in Yakima County Superior Court on charges of second degree assault.

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

Martinez, 29, is scheduled to have an omnibus hearing on Feb. 10, with a tentative trial date set for Feb. 22.

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.

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