Man accused of stabbing cab driver to appear in court

Victor Ortiz_1520346771749.jpg.jpg

The man accused of stabbing a cab driver downtown is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

Victor Ortizโ€˜s defense is asking he be let out of jail until trial.

Police say Ortiz stabbed Khalil Jabbour near Coal and University last July.

He claims he thought the victim was after him.

Police say he also stole a car at knifepoint in the South Valley that same day.

Ortizโ€™ attorney argued he is not a flight risk but a business owner with strong ties to the community.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on

Video Forecast

Grant's Wednesday Night Forecast

More Weather Video Forecast
Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Photo Gallery