Man Stabbed Near San Jose's Fairmont Hotel

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Thursday, Feb 6, 2014  |  Updated 12:54 PM PDT
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Man Stabbed Near San Jose's Fairmont Hotel

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Downtown near Cesar Chavez Park where a man was fatally stabbed. Feb. 6, 2014

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San Jose police are investigating the city's fifth homicide of the year, after a man was found early Thursday stabbed to death in a downtown park near the Fairmont Hotel.

The homicide was reported at about 12:20 a.m. in  Cesar Chavez Park in the 100 block of South Market Street. They found a man there, suffering from a fatal stab wound. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police said they had no motive or suspects at this time.

This deaths follows on the heels of the Jan. 26 stabbing death of 22-year-old Richard Phan, a San Jose State biology student who was trying to break up a fight at his girlfriend's 21st birthday party. In that case, two twins were arrested in his death. Then one twin was charged and the other let go. But that changed this week.


San Jose Deputy District Attorney Dan Fehderau said he decided to instead charge 18-year-old Anh Tong with murder after dropping charges against Anh's twin brother Duc Tong, according to the Chronicle.

Duc Tong still faces two felony counts of acting as an accessory after a crime. Duc Tong is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, and Anh Tong is being held without bail.

San Jose police have said the two brothers are identical, but Fehderau said he believed they were fraternal twins. He declined to say what had led to the switched charges.

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