Milwaukee man charged in stabbing death of stepfather

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 6th in the 700 block of W. Madison Street.

18-year-old Luis Pacheco has been charged in the death of Carlos Diaz-Ruiz. Pacheco faces a first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon charge.

The criminal complaint indicates a woman living in the 700 block of W. Madison Street received a phone call early Saturday morning from Pacheco, asking if he could stay the night at the residence. The woman reportedly said yes, and Pacheco went upstairs. The woman told officials her husband, Diaz-Ruiz was sleeping in the bedroom upstairs, while she was sleeping on the couch downstairs -- according to the complaint.

The woman told officials she heard footsteps upstairs -- before Pacheco reportedly came downstairs and said he had to go. The complaint says Pacheco went into the bathroom and came out wearing a different shirt -- before exiting out the back door.

The complaint says the woman then went upstairs to Diaz-Ruiz's bedroom, and saw him laying on his bad with a cover over his head. The complaint says when the woman turned on the light, she noticed he was bleeding from the neck -- and then noticed a knife on the bed near Diaz-Ruiz's leg.

When police arrived, the complaint indicates the woman told officials Pacheco and Diaz-Ruiz did not get along and had been in a number of arguments.

The complaint indicates the Medical Examiner ruled Diaz-Ruiz suffered nine stab founds -- the most serious of which was the cutting of his throat.

When arrested, the complaint indicates Pacheco told officials he stabbed his stepfather after he was confronted by his stepfather about being inside the house. Pacheco reportedly told officials Diaz-Ruiz hit him in the face with his fist. According to the complaint, Diaz-Ruiz was going to hit Pacheco with a second fist -- according to Pacheco. That is when Pacheco said he reached for the knife, which he said was already on the bed.

If convicted, Pacheco faces life in prison.

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