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Tuolumne Murder Suspect To Be Arraigned Wednesday

Sonora, CA — The arraignment for the man suspected of stabbing a transient to death in Tuolumne is scheduled for tomorrow.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department is still investigating the stabbing, which happened Friday evening.

Sheriff´s deputies say 52-year-old Robert Rudolph Veillette and 38-year-old Isaac Leal were taken into custody and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail.

A report indicates that 911 dispatchers received a report at about 9:30 Friday night that a man had been stabbed in the stomach at Veillette´s apartment.

Authorities arrived to find 43-year old Ronald Hicks dead on the scene. Lead investigator Keith Lunney says several witnesses have been interviewed and more are being sought.

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