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Man pleads guilty in riverbank stabbing death

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Sep. 6, 2013, at 3:40 p.m.

A homeless man who stabbed another man to death during a confrontation on the banks of the Little Arkansas River last year pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter. Zachary A. Contreras will be sentenced Oct. 24 by District Judge Joe Kisner.

Contreras, 28, was charged in the stabbing death of Francisco J. “Tito” Perez, 39, who lived in the apartments at 400 W. Central where the confrontation occurred. The incident prompted the city to remove some decaying docks and a concrete path next to the apartments. Residents said the path had been a hangout for homeless people who gathered there to drink.

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