Man charged after stabbing leaves 1 dead in Mississippi

RIPLEY, Miss. — A man has been charged after a man was stabbed to death in Ripley, Mississippi, Monday evening.

Police say officers responded to a call about a home invasion at a home on City Avenue North. Investigators and first responders were at the crime scene in the duplex around 6:30 p.m.

A man, identified as Marcos Ororio, was pronounced dead at the scene and another man, identified as Crisoforo Mendoza, was injured.

Mendoza was taken to the hospital with an injury to his hand.

Police say Mendoza was taken into custody for questioning after investigators found that there was no home invasion. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

The case is still under investigation.

  • (Photo by: WREG’s Mike Suriani)
    (Photo by: WREG’s Mike Suriani)
  • (Photo by: WREG’s Mike Suriani)
    (Photo by: WREG’s Mike Suriani)

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Ripley Mississippi insurance agent Kevin Huebschman had already left work Monday night and was unaware of a fatal stabbing in this duplex almost directly across from his office.

“I had not heard about it. Surprised I have not,” Huebschman said. “Not much happens in Ripley but when it does it can be bad. We’re really just like any other town around here.”

McCallister says only the victim and the suspect were in the duplex, no shots were fired, and this was not a home invasion.

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Investigators are still looking for the murder weapon and have been checking several locations near the crime scene for more evidence.

Business owners in the area say they are devastated and won’t comment on camera during the ongoing investigation.

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