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Man held on murder charge after stabbing in NE Glisan St. home

Jorge Luis Sosa-SolerPortland police arrested 50-year-old Jorge Luis Sosa-Soler for the murder of 31-year-old Yaritza Valdez-Almaguer, who was killed Friday afternoon during a domestic dispute at a house on Northeast Glisan Street.

Sosa-Soler was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Saturday, May 21, and charged with murder. He will be arraigned on Monday, May 23, in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Homicide detectives said Sosa-Soler and Valdez-Almaguer were in a relationship and had recently moved to the United States from Cuba. Detectives believe that Sosa-Soler stabbed Valdez-Almaguer, then cut himself with the knife, which required surgery. He was released to homicide detectives after recovering from his injury.

Valdez-Almaguer died from a single stab wound. Her body was discovered by East Precinct officers after neighbors reported an assault at the house where she lived with Sosa-Soler.

Officers were called at about 1:15 p.m. May 20, to a house in the 6600 block of Northeast Glisan Street after witnesses said a woman had been assaulted. Officers found the woman’s body and an injured man inside the house. The man was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of what police are calling serious injuries.