Rio Rancho police arrest man after fatal stabbing

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Rio Rancho police suv

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho police have made an arrest in a weekend murder.

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Joseph Vargas

It happened Friday night in a neighborhood near Unser and Idalia. Two men were stabbed after a fight.

Kenneth Torres, 23, died, and Julian Torres, no relation to Kenneth, remains in critical condition.

Now police say they have arrested Joseph Vargas who they say confessed to the stabbings.

Police say there was already a warrant out for him for violating his probation.

They also say there are still other suspects in this case and the search for them is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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