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Woman accused of murder after man dies in East Arlington stabbing

Celaine Victoria Cuartero, 23, charged with second-degree murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 23-year-old woman was arrested Sunday following the early morning stabbing death of a man in the East Arlington area, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Celaine Victoria Cuartero has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the unidentified man’s death.

Police said investigators were called to a stabbing off St. Johns Bluff Road near Francis Street around 3 a.m. When they arrived, according to the Sheriff’s Office, police found a man suffering from a stab wound in a parking lot.

The man, who was described as being in his early 40s, was taken to hospital, where he later died from his injuries during surgery, police said.

Cuartero was detained at the scene and interviewed by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.

JSO said it was also speaking with witnesses and attempting to review surveillance to determine what led up to the stabbing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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