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14-year-old accused of fatally stabbing man at party

Teen charged with second-degree murder
14-year-old accused of fatally stabbing man at party appears in court blurred face
Posted at 9:30 AM, Aug 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-17 07:16:42-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a man in the chest during an argument at a party in June has been charged as an adult.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the teenager Monday.

Deputies said the teen and his parents were at a party when an argument broke out.

According to witnesses, Gonzalo Cardona, 28, struck a woman in the face with a beer bottle.

A fight broke out, including Gonzalo, the teen and his parents.

Deputies said the 20-year-old victim tried to intervene when he was stabbed in the chest by the teen.

One witness claims the teen's mother said the teen was trying to help his father.

Once the victim fell to the ground, witnesses said, the teen and his parents began beating the victim.

The teen is charged with second-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Cardona faces a charge of aggravated battery.