Donaldo Velasquez Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Arnold Pinilla After Suspect Was Mistaken For Lyft Driver

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Dallas Morning News – Carrollton police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Garland man after he and his girlfriend caught a ride with the man, believing he was a Lyft driver.

Donaldo Velasquez, 44, of The Colony faces a murder charge in the death of 34-year-old Arnold Pinilla.

“It was a completely random crime of opportunity that escalated quickly,” Carrollton police spokeswoman Jolene DeVito said.

Pinilla’s family gathered with Carrollton officials on Thursday afternoon to release the suspect’s name and mug shot. His mother, Esperanza Balaguera, trembled as she held a photo of Velasquez.