Stabbing victim dies; suspect faces murder charges

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX -  A Columbus man no faces murder charges after the victim he is accused of attacking dies.

Carlos Rodriguez was previously charged with aggravated assault after he stabbed Eric Salazar in the face.

Police tell us Rodriguez got in a fight with Salazar at an apartment at 5000 Armour Road last week.  After hitting Salazar with a baseball bat, he stabbed him in the face.

Salazar was being treated at the Medical Center for his injuries, but early Sunday he died.

Rodriguez faces murder and aggravated assault charges for another stabbing during that same incident.