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Annapolis man pleads guilty to manslaughter after stabbing man with screwdriver

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 13:51:46-05

An Annapolis man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of Fredy Roberto Lopez-Martinez. 

Howard County Fire and Rescue responded to a report of an unconscious man on July 17, 2017. Officials found Lopez-Martinez laying in his car outside of his home and was taken to a hospital. 

Doctors said Lopez-Martinez an extensive intracranial bleed, skull fracture, and left orbital roof fracture. He died on June 27. 

After an investigation, police found that Lopez-Martinez and Santos Abel Diaz-Lemus had a fight in Jessup on July 16. Reports show that the two were drinking.

After Lopez-Martinez punched Diaz-Lemus, Lemus took out a screwdriver from his car and stabbed Martinez three times, hitting him once above the left eye. 

Diaz-Lemus ran away, and was later arrested on July 13 in Texas and taken back to Maryland.