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Man arrested in New Orleans’ French Quarter stabbing death

December 31, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man has been arrested in a fatal stabbing in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Police told news outlets that 30-year-old Quinten Passantino has been charged with second-degree murder in the death early Saturday.

Investigators say a man was found on a sidewalk with a stab wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name has not been released.

Passantino was being held in the Orleans Parish jail. It was not known if he has an attorney yet.

Investigators have not released a potential motive in the killing.

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