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Police: Stamford Man Stabbed Over Music Selection

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly stabbed another man in a dispute over the music the two were listening to, Sgt. Rob Barbagallo said.

The victim told police an acquaintance, Martin Valey-Cruz, became angry over the type of music being played and said he had killed before and would do so again, Barbagallo said. The suspect took out a knife, jumped over a table and stabbed the victim, Barbagallo said.

When police were called to the victim's Hanover Street apartment, they found blood all over and the victim sitting at the kitchen table trying to slow the bleeding with paper towel, Barbagallo said. The victim had two stab wounds, one on the left side of his forehead, and a smaller one in the rear of his head, Barbagallo said.

Emergency Medical Services took the man to Stamford Hospital, where he received stitches for the wound to his forehead and staples for the other, Barbagallo said.

Valey-Cruz, the victim and a mutual friend had played soccer before going to the victim's residence, Barbagallo said. The third person left prior to the incident and the victim did not give police his name, Barbagallo said.

Valey-Cruz was found face down on his front porch on Lafayette Street wearing bloody clothes and with a box cutter with a bloody handle, Barbagallo said. He was charged with first-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, and interfering with an officer, Barbagallo said.

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