Early Tuesday evening September 5th, St. Cloud Police officers responded to the 3900 block of Natchez Trace Drive in St. Cloud after being called about a disturbance with a possible stabbing.
When they arrived at the scene officers found 45 year old Manuel Acosta Velazquez at his ex-girlfriend’s house, 59 year old Laura Rivera, after an argument that had taken place in the driveway. The argument apparently had escalated and Velazquez stabbed Rivera and her daughter, 37 year old Kristina Rojas multiple times before turning the knife on himself.
The victims and suspect were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The victims are currently in critical condition. Velazquez was remote booked for 2 counts of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.