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UPDATE: Second brother charged in fatal stabbing

by Steven Mross | March 16, 2021 at 6:34 p.m.
Pascual “Paco” Gaspar Andres - Submitted photo

UPDATE

The second of two brothers accused of stabbing a local man to death during an altercation Sunday night was taken into custody in Clark County Tuesday afternoon and charged with first-degree murder, according to Hot Springs police.

Pascual “Paco” Gaspar Andres, 26, of Hot Springs, was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clark County, Cpl. Patrick Langley said. His brother, Gaspar Gaspar Andres, 36, of Malvern, was taken into custody shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday and also charged with first-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison.

Both are being held on zero bond and are set to appear Wednesday in Garland County District Court.

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Hot Springs police have arrested one man and are searching for another considered "armed and dangerous" after a 32-year-old man was found deceased following a reported altercation Sunday night, according to Hot Springs police.

At around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to 202 Hagen St., off the 1300 block of Central Avenue, regarding a fight and found the deceased man inside the residence. The manner of death has not been released.

During the course of their investigation, police identified two suspects. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday, one suspect, Gaspar Gaspar Andres, 36, of Malvern, was taken into custody at the police department and subsequently charged with first-degree murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

He was booked into the jail shortly before 3 p.m. and remained in custody on zero bond.

According to a news release, at presstime police were still seeking the second suspect, Pascual "Paco" Gaspar Andres, 26, of Hot Springs. A warrant for his arrest was issued on the same charge of first-degree murder. Police noted he should be considered "armed and dangerous."

He is described as Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should notify police or call 911.

"The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to interview witnesses in relation to this investigation," Cpl. Patrick Langley, the department's public information officer, said in a news release Monday afternoon.

Anyone with additional information in reference to the incident is asked to contact Hot Springs police Detective Mark Fallis at 501-321-6789 ext. 6720.

According to court records, Gaspar Andres had no prior criminal history other than traffic offenses and Pascual Andres shows no criminal history.

Gaspar Gaspar Andres - Submitted photo
Gaspar Gaspar Andres - Submitted photo
Pascual “Paco” Gaspar Andres - Submitted photo
Pascual “Paco” Gaspar Andres - Submitted photo
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