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Suspect in custody after violent Aiken County double stabbing

Guillermo Diaz Jr.
Guillermo Diaz Jr.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 3, 2020 at 12:13 PM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says Guillermo Diaz Jr. was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on Friday afternoon after the brutal slaying of his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

Diaz is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. The Sheriff’s Office says additional charges my be forthcoming.

The arrest comes in response to the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Cassandra Negrete and 43-year-old Veronica Negrete on Thursday.

Investigators say Diaz Jr. called to report the deaths and ended up being charged as a suspect.

Diaz was being treated at an area hospital for lacerations to his wrist before he was booked into the Aiken County jail. A records check shows he has no criminal history in South Carolina or Richmond County, Ga.

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