London man charged with murder in Florida
Alejandro Tapia is accused of killing a nuclear engineer
A London, Ont. man has been charged with murder in Miami, Florida.
Alejandro Esteban Tapia, 22, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Alexander Restrepo, 33, of the Miami area.
According to investigators, Restrepo, a nuclear engineer, was stabbed after leaving a Halloween party in Miami on October 21. He was taken to hospital and later died of his injuries.
Police said Restrepo left the party after an argument. As he left, he was assaulted by a group of people and was stabbed multiple times in the back, according to a CBS News report of court proceedings in Miami.
Tapia is one four men arrested in connection with the attack, said CBS.
Tapia is also wanted by London police in connection with a stabbing that seriously injured a local man on May 17, 2016. The victim, who was in his 20s, was found in a washroom in a building at 335 Southdale Road West. At the time, police said Tapia and the victim knew each other and that the alleged assault was an escalation of a dispute between them.
London police spokesperson Const. Sandasha Bough said they were notified of Tapia's arrest in Miami. She said efforts will be made to extradite Tapia, in consultation with the local Crown Attorney's office, after he faces the murder charge in Florida.