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Man charged with fatally stabbing his roommate in Albany Park

A man has been charged with stabbing his roommate to death during an argument Monday night at their home in the Albany Park neighborhood.

Jim Diaz, 25, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his roommate, Eber Ochoa-Deleon, authorities said.

Ochoa-Deleon, 26, was stabbed in the chest in the home in the 4800 block of North Drake about 7:15 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

Ochoa-Deleon was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston where he died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of multiple stab and incised wounds, and ruled his death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Diaz is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.



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