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Arrest in Va. stabbing case

Prince William County police have arrested a Woodbridge man in a bizarre December incident in which the suspect allegedly stabbed another man, drove him to a pond in Fairfax County and left him for dead.

Gelber Boror (Prince William County Police)

Gelber Boror, 19, of Woodbridge has been charged with abduction, aggravated malicious wounding and other related counts in the Dec. 1 incident, Prince William County police said.

Boror, who authorities said is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, is being held on those charges and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer until his May 31 court date.

The incident first came to the attention of police when the victim, a 46-year-old Alexandria man, flagged down a passerby near the pond in the area of Springfield Drive and asked that person to call 911. The victim was too severely wounded to be interviewed immediately, but he later provided an account of what happened, police said.

The man told police he met Boror at East Coast Billiards in Woodbridge, and he went back with him voluntarily to a home in the 14100 block of Franklin Street, said Officer Michelle Nemerow, a Prince William County police spokeswoman. Nemerow said the two men got into an altercation, and Boror stabbed the man multiple times in the chest.

Boror then forced the man into his own vehicle and drove him to the pond in the Springfield Drive area in Fairfax County, Nemerow said. What precisely happened next remains unclear, but the man ended up near the pond, and Boror left the scene with his car, cell phone and other personal belongings, Nemerow said.

Police later learned that Boror pawned the man’s cell phone and ditched his car in Arlington, authorities said.

Nemerow said investigators do not know the exact nature of the relationship between Boror and the man. She said they are also still probing what sparked the dispute that led to the stabbing.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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