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Comment leads to stabbing

By Ed Brock

A Conley man was stabbed to death in a fight that started when a visitor at the man's house made an "inappropriate comment" about the man's girlfriend, authorities said.

Raul Valdez of Conley Road was at his apartment with his girlfriend around 9:47 p.m. Thursday when three men came to apartment, Clayton County Police Capt. Tim Robinson said.

One of the men made an inappropriate comment about or in front of the girlfriend and when Valdez said something to the man about that a fight broke out, Robinson said.

The girlfriend, Onisha Brewster, told police that after Valdez said something to the suspect the suspect began beating Valdez with a stick, according to the police incident report. Brewster was able to break up the fight and went to call the police.

After calling the police she went to the door of the apartment and saw the suspect stabbing Valdez several times.

Brewster said the men began fighting at the bottom of the stairs leading to the apartment and "then he stabbed him and he just kept stabbing him as they went upstairs and now he is upstairs dead."

Brewster said she knew the names of two of the men but did not know the suspect, according to the report on the incident.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens with a dark complexion, standing 5-foot 9-inches tall with short "Army style" black hair, a muscular upper body and a skinny lower body. He had a mustache with a goatee and was wearing a white muscle shirt.

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call the Clayton County police at (770) 477-3605.