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Spokane police arrest second suspect in deadly 7-Eleven machete stabbing

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

By Chad Sokol and Rebecca White The Spokesman-Review

Spokane police have arrested a second suspect in connection with last week’s stabbing death outside a downtown 7-Eleven store.

Alexander M. Maravilla, 32, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge on Friday in the 4600 block of North Hamilton Street.

The charge stems from a large brawl in the early hours of Oct. 23 in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at Division Street and Second Avenue in which 35-year-old Lance Ogle was stabbed in the heart with a machete.

Witnesses told police they saw Andre A. Conway, 29, take a machete out of his backpack and strike Ogle in the chest. Conway, who has a lengthy criminal record, appeared in court Thursday on first-degree-murder and robbery charges and remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.

According to court records filed Monday, Maravilla initially told police he didn’t know anything about the stabbing, but after his arrest he admitted he had punched Ogle several times during the brawl.

Court records also say that Kasey Ehlert, who has children with Maravilla, witnessed the brawl. Ehlert told police that around a dozen people attacked Ogle after he punched a woman in the parking lot, and during that time Ogle had his phone out as if he were recording the others.

Ehlert told police Maravilla punched Ogle once in the head and at least one other time, knocking him to the ground. She said Maravilla and another person then began kicking Ogle while he was on the ground. Ehlert admitted that during the assault, she shouted, “Get him! Get him!” Police have not recommended any charges against her.

Maravilla is being held in the Spokane County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Court records describe him as a homeless father of five with a history of substance abuse and domestic assault.

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