Farmington stabbing victim now in stable condition; suspect arrested

John R. Moses
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON – Police officers arrested a 37-year-old Farmington man in connection to a stabbing June 13 at a West Farmington apartment that severely injured another man.

Officers were sent to the 700-block of West Animas around 6 a.m. after a report of a fight. There they found 33-year-old Kyle Martinez suffering from multiple stab wounds. 

“Medics transported Martinez to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition,” city spokesperson Georgette Allen said June 13 in a press release. On June 14 Allen said his condition was upgraded to "stable."

“The suspect, Brian Cortez, 37 of Farmington, was located on scene," the release stated. "He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.”

No further details were released about the incident.

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Note:This story was updated on June 14, 2019 to reflect the change in the stabbing victim's medical condition, and on June 17, 2019 to correct the spelling of the suspect's first name, which was spelled differently in the initial press release.