Maryland Man Stabbed Over Jukebox Dispute Just After Christmas: Police

12/27/2013 06:14 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2014

A man was stabbed in the stomach in Annapolis just after Christmas in a dispute that began over which song should play on a restaurant jukebox, police said.

Police found the victim, Adonias Chacon Matute, 33, in the parking lot of the Annapolis Seafood Market in the 1300 block of Forest Drive at about 12:45 a.m. He has been stabbed deeply in the stomach and was badly injured, police said Friday.

Matute and other witnesses told police that they and the suspect, Martin Marroquin Rodriguez, 34, of Annapolis, were at LuPita's Restaurant across the street earlier in the evening when they began arguing over music playing on the jukebox. Rodriguez did not like the song that Matute put on the jukebox, police said.

When they left and were walking outside, Rodriguez approached Matute in "a friendly manner" and gave him a hug before suddenly pulling out a knife and stabbing him, police said.

Another man with Rodriguez, identified as Demesio Portillo Lopez, 41, of Annapolis, cut a friend of Matute's in the stomach, tearing his clothing and leaving a small wound, police said.

Matute was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was rushed to surgery. His friend refused medical treatment.

Rodriguez, who was found by police walking nearby after the stabbing, was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder and other charges, and is being held without bond. He had no attorney listed in court records. Lopez, who also did not have an attorney, was charged with first and second-degree assault, among other charges. ___

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