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Jan. 30 preliminary hearing set in attempted murder case after stabbing

The man accused of a stabbing in east Emporia late last month has been charged with attempted murder.

Guillermo Fuero-Mendoza, age 29, officially has been charged with attempted first-degree murder for stabbing 41-year-old Gabriel Roman during an argument over money at 412 East Seventh on Nov. 23. Both men were hurt, although Roman's injuries were more significant.

Fuero-Mendoza is also charged with aggravated robbery and robbery, with a count of aggravated battery as an alternate to the attempted murder charge.

Fuero-Mendoza had his first appearance in Lyon County District Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 30.

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