Suspected stabber in custody after man killed at Hermitage home

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Courtesy Metro Police:Rigoberto Garcia Blanco, 53

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man was stabbed to death at a home in Hermitage early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. to a reported stabbing on Brooke Valley Drive, which is off of Central Pike in the area of South New Hope Road.

When police arrived, they said they located an adult male with at least one stab wound. He did not survive his injuries, according to investigators.

Detectives said 53-year-old Rigoberto Garcia Blanco is being charged with criminal homicide for the crime. The victim went to a neighbor’s home, knocked on the window and called for help. The neighbor reportedly found the victim bleeding from a stab wound to his neck. Blanco came outside from the other residence, approached the neighbor and the victim, then went back inside.

Police say Blanco was then detained by officers and report he had what appeared to be blood on his face, hands and clothes. He declined to be interviewed, but told officers, “If something happened tonight, I have my reasons.”

Blanco is being held without bond pending a hearing.

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