Kingsville Man Admits to Stabbing Friend, Police say

Kingsville police are trying to figure out what led to a fatal stabbing that happened at around 5 p.m. Thursday on the 600 block of East Henrietta.

According to police, 35-year old Mark Barbour called them from a convenience store and said that he hurt a friend and thought that he may have gone too far. He admitted to hurting 48-year old Juan Manuel Garcia and then stealing his car.

Police found Garcia lying dead on the floor of his home, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Barbour later admitted to the crime.

It wasn't the first time there was violence between the two men.

"This is not a random act. Apparently there was some history with them. There was an incident that occurred approximately 10 years ago with them," Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres said. "Unfortunately, it seems that violence has been part of this particular individual's history."

Barbour was booked into the Kleberg County Jail Thursday.

Garcia's sister said that he was going back to college to study business administration, and that he had been on disability. She also said that the two men had been considered friends at times, but  Barbour had been prone to violence.


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