Suspects in Beating and Stabbing Plead Not Guilty - - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Suspects in Beating and Stabbing Plead Not Guilty

Kelvin Oviedo Kelvin Oviedo
Jose Osorio Jose Osorio
Bismarck, ND -

Two men accused of attempted murder in the beating and stabbing of a man plead not guilty...

Jose Osorio and Kelvin Oviedo are charged with injuring Rafael Zayas in a Bismarck apartment in June.

Detective Joe Arenz (arnts) says officers found Zayas on the living room floor, covered in blood.

Zayas had been stabbed nine times and had severe facial trauma.

Arenz says a kitchen knife was used to stab Zayas and he was beaten with 35 pound dumb bells.

Arenz also described a bloody mess in the living room, kitchen and bathroom...

"We believe from the gouging in the walls to the blood splatter and where the blood was and from what the victim was able to tell us about laying on that futon, that with that amount of blood, the dumb bells were used to strike him," says Detective Arenz.

The suspects were staying in the same apartment

as Zayas.

In total there were five men in the one bedroom place.

None of them speak English.

Which is why an interpreter was with the men in court today.

The victim was sleeping when he was attacked and was unable to identify the suspects.

However police say Osorio and Oviedo have both implicated the other as being involved.

According to jail records, the men are also being held for the federal government for being in the U.S. illegally.

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