LONGMONT, Colo. - A second teenager has died from stab wounds suffered during a fight at a Longmont house party last weekend.
Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said Jerrad Wallace, 18, of Longmont, died about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after he was taken off life support at Longmont United Hospital.
The first fatal stabbing victim, Brian Farmer, 19, of Lafayette, died at the scene of the early Sunday morning fight outside a home at 712 Francis St., police said.
Police say a third stabbing victim, Trevor Dolifka, 18, also of Lafayette, remains in the hospital but is expected to recover. He has been speaking with investigators.
The 20-year-old suspect, Secundino Martinez of Frederick, appeared in court Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
Police said there were about 20 boys and girls between the ages of 16 and 21 at the party when officers arrived a little after 2 a.m. Sunday. Some young people were consuming marijuana and alcohol, Satur said.
The parents of the 18 year old who was hosting the party were out of state.
As the party progressed, an argument broke out and moved outside, Satur said. That's when the three teens were stabbed.