Denton murder suspect arrested in Oklahoma

A man accused of a fatal stabbing in Denton Friday night was arrested in Oklahoma City Saturday morning.

The investigation began just after 8 p.m. Friday, when Denton PD officers were flagged down about a stabbing at a home in the 200 block of Benjamin Street.

The victim was stabbed in the chest, and later pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

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After speaking with witnesses, police identified Bryan Riojas Avila as the suspect.

Investigators got assistance from the U.S. Marshals Office to track Avila to a mobile home park in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City PD and U.S. Marshals arrested Avila in Oklahoma City just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Avila is set to be extradited back to Denton.