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Fuero-Mendoza formally charged in Saturday night stabbing

One man has been charged in connection with Saturday night's stabbing in east Emporia, but it will be next week before details are released.

The Lyon County Attorney's Office has put a temporary seal on the case against 29-year-old Guillermo Fuero-Mendoza, meaning the list of charges against him won't be detailed until a first appearance in Lyon County District Court. Originally, that hearing was slated for early Wednesday afternoon but was pushed to Monday after it was learned Fuero-Mendoza had a medical appointment Wednesday.

Mendoza allegedly stabbed 41-year-old Gabriel Roman during an argument at 412 E. Seventh. Authorities say the fight allegedly began as an argument over money owed to Mendoza.

Both men were hurt in the incident, although Roman suffered the more serious injuries after he was stabbed in the chest. Roman was transferred from Newman Regional Health to Topeka's Stormont-Vail Hospital. Staffers have not said whether Roman has been released and they have not divulged his condition, citing the fact this is a criminal case.

Mendoza, meanwhile, was treated and released from Newman Regional Health. He was then incarcerated in the Lyon County Jail.

Mendoza actually had a first appearance in court Tuesday on a separate drug possession case.

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