Teen Accused Of Fatal Stabbing At Quinceanera Appears In Court

A 17-year-old boy charged in the stabbing death of a Corning teenager at a party will likely be tried as an adult, according to the Corning Observer. Steele Stewart was arraigned Wednesday for first degree murder and attempted murder. Last Saturday night Tehama County Deputies, Corning Police and CHP Officers were called to a party on Ohio Avenue. It turned out out be a Quinceanera, which is a traditional Hispanic coming-of-age ceremony for a 15-year-old girl. About 200 people were there, many of whom fled upon seeing the police. Two victims were found. 14-year-old Efrain Vargas Jr was stabbed in the torso and later died. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed twice in the back, and he’s since been released from the hospital. Deputies have seized a vehicle parked at Rolling Hills Casino that’s believed to have transported Stewart from the party after the stabbing. The motive remains unclear.


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