Lehigh County coroner IDs Allentown stabbing victim

36-year-old Ahiezer Padilla-Marrero's death ruled a homicide

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Published: Sep 30 2013 01:18:47 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 02:15:45 PM EDT
Ahiezer H. Padilla-Marrero was fatally stabbed

The Lehigh County coroner's office has identified a man who was fatally stabbed in Allentown on Saturday.

Ahiezer H. Padilla-Marrero died of stab wounds early Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Twp., Lehigh Co., officials said.

Padilla-Marrero, 36, of West Hamilton Street in Allentown, was stabbed around 11:20 p.m. at the Hamilton Square apartments in the 300 block of Hickory Lane, police said.

Hector Luis Gonzalez, 46, was subsequently charged with criminal homicide. Police said he was a resident of the apartment building where the stabbing happened.