Man turns himself in for stabbing death


| Saturday, Jun 21 2008 11:18 AM

Last Updated: Saturday, Jun 21 2008 11:18 AM

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on a homicide charge after turning himself in for the stabbing death of another man early Saturday morning.

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According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Marquell Watkins of Bakersfield got into a fight with Steven Dwayne Carter Jr., 27, at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Fastrip store at 34th and Q streets.

Watkins stabbed Carter in the neck, and Carter was pronounced dead after he was taken to Kern Medical Center.

At about 7 a.m., detectives reached Watkins by phone. He turned himself in and was booked into the Kern County jail. Police are investigating whether the incident was possibly gang related.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the homicide may call Detective Mills at 326-3858.

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