Man held without bail in roommate stabbing

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Police say a man accused of stabbing his roommate to death is being held at the Rockland County Jail without bail.

Juan Aguilar-Galvez, 39, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder. His roommate, who has yet to be publicly identified by police, was stabbed to death inside a Spring Valley apartment building early Saturday morning.

Police say the two men were likely drinking before a fight broke out in the hallway of the apartment building. According to authorities, Aguilar-Galvez, who may be an illegal immigrant, used a kitchen knife to stab the victim multiple times.

The stabbing marks the first homicide in Rockland County this year.

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