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Romeoville Man Sentenced in Stabbing Death of Joliet Teen

Fabian Almodovar pleaded guilty to stabbing 17-year-old Carlos Orozco in the Jewel-Osco parking lot on Weber Road.

Fabian Almodovar. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Fabian Almodovar. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A Romeoville man who pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of a teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week.

Fabian Almodovar, 23, stabbed 17-year-old Carlos Orozco to death in the parking lot of the Romeoville Jewel-Osco in May 2013.


Police said Almodovar stabbed the teenager in the chest during a fight in the parking lot of the grocery store. According to the Herald-News, Almodovar had sold marijuana to Orozco's friends earlier in the day before asking for a ride to the Weber Road store. On the way, the two, who had not met before, reportedly began "arguing who was tougher."

Romeoville police said Almodovar and Orozco fought in the Jewel-Osco parking lot, where Almodovar suffered facial injuries and a concussion. 

Police said Almodovar stabbed Orozco, then fled into the Jewel-Osco store, where he was found in a bathroom. He was taken first to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for his injuries before being transported to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, police said at the time.

Orozco was found unconscious in the parking lot with a stab wound to the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

Almodovar in April pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to court records.
Christopher Howard July 11, 2014 at 06:59 AM
Were they fighting over which was tougher or which was dumber? No matter. One toughed his way into prison and the other into the grave. What sad, senseless ends.
wow July 11, 2014 at 08:35 AM
It was self defense. Fabian is lucky to be alive. The court system failed him. He should not be in jail.
Lauren Ferone July 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Pffft definitely wasnt self defense lmfao i saw the entire thing dude deserve to get murked in jail
Brittany Carrano July 11, 2014 at 05:44 PM
It was self defense! Can y'all not read Fabian went to the hospital as well! U shouldn't go around trynna start shit with ppl and expect everything to b cool.
Tony July 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Brittany. Use English. Your street thug lingo speaks volumes over your opinion. These trashy fools got into a tussle that no one gives a shit about. No great loss to humanity by the description of the pointless altercation these scumbags created One croaked and the others in jail. When's your next visit to the shithouse for 3 free hots and a cot?

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