Crossville man, 1 other arrested in fatal Florida stabbing - WKRN News 2

Crossville man, 1 other arrested in fatal Florida stabbing

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Justin Gonzalez, 22, of Crossville. Photo courtesy of Tampa Tribune. Justin Gonzalez, 22, of Crossville. Photo courtesy of Tampa Tribune.
Jesse Blair, 23. Photo courtesy of Tampa Tribune. Jesse Blair, 23. Photo courtesy of Tampa Tribune.
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. -

A Middle Tennessee man faces a murder charge in Florida.

According to the Tampa Tribune, Crossville native Justin Gonzalez, 22, along with one other person, face charges of stabbing a Florida man.

A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy found the victim dead in a car along the side of Interstate 75 on Saturday night.

He'd been stabbed in the chest and abdomen several times.

Jesse Blair, 23, told deputies he and Gonzalez planned on killing Leon Mascorro because he was a snitch.

Police say Gonzalez admitted to driving the car and handing the knife to Blair, who then stabbed him to death.

"The only thing that we can as the Pasco Sheriff's Office give [the family] is the satisfaction of knowing that whoever killed him will be brought to justice," said Sheriff Chris Nocco.

The two suspects face first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Bail has not been set.

*The Tampa Tribune contributed to this report.

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