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Alexander Pena, Renell Jones arrested in 2012 fatal stabbing

Suspects linked to drug deal that left Michael Garcia dead

Alexander Pena is one of two men arrested in connection with a 2012 fatal stabbing.

DORAL, Fla. – Two suspects in the fatal stabbing of another man during a 2012 drug deal have been arrested.

Alexander Pena, 35, of Miami Gardens, and Renell Jones, 41, of Frederick, Maryland, were arrested on murder charges.

Miami-Dade police said Pena and Jones stabbed Michael Garcia, 33, during a fight at a southwest Miami-Dade County home in July 2012.

During an interview with detectives, Pena admitted to setting up the drug deal and driving there with Jones, but he declined to say what happened inside the home, police said.

Jones was arrested on an unrelated warrant in Maryland. When detectives interviewed him, Jones confessed to the crime, police said.

He was being held at a Maryland jail awaiting extradition to Miami.

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