Stepson, friend, arrested in stepfather’s brutal murder

Photo by Chris Smith/The Valley ChronicleDesert Palms Mobile Home Park, the scene of Sunday night’s fatal stabbing. ■ Chronicle News Staff A Hemet man is dead, and his stepson and another man are in custody after a brutal stabbing last Sunday, May 13, at a mobile home park on N. State Street, police reported. In jail on $1 million bail each are the stepson, Alonso Rodriguez, 19, and Mario Delacruz, 20, who police say are suspected of stabbing Rodriguez’ 36-year-old stepfather to death in an attack that involved the older man suffering multiple stab wounds. The victim, whose name is being withheld by the coroner pending notification of relatives, was taken

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