Yakima police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing

Yakima police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing

YAKIMA, Wash. - Police say they have arrested a suspect in a fatal stabbing.

Officers with the Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested 25-year-old Earl Wade Ruff Monday, in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Giovanni Hernandez-Badillo earlier this month.

Police said the victim was found in an alley at Naches and Chestnut Avenue with multiple stab wounds on the morning of May 10. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Ruff is currently being held in Yakima County Jail. He is charged with first degree manslaughter.

YPD detectives continue to investigate this case.

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