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Gainesville man indicted on murder charge in January stabbing death
Eric Aurelio Reyes also faces felony murder, aggravated assault charges
Eric Aurelio Reyes
Eric Aurelio Reyes

A Gainesville man was indicted by a grand jury less than a month after an alleged stabbing death happened at a Gainesville apartment complex.

Eric Aurelio Reyes, 25, was charged with murder in a Feb. 11 indictment in alleged connection to the Jan. 18 death of Evan Isaac Rosas at The Preserve at Tumbling Creek Apartments. The 22-year-old Rosas was found unconscious and unresponsive the night before his death at the apartment complex off Tumbling Creek Road.

Attorney Brett Willis declined to comment on Reyes’ behalf. Reyes remains in the Hall County Jail.

According to Hall County records in the Comprehensive Justice Information System, Reyes had no prior violent history.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously told The Times that investigators believe the crime was not random. Several other people were inside the apartment when a fight started, Holbrook said.

The apartments are close to the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, but school officials said both men are not enrolled at the school.

Reyes faces additional charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. The indictment alleges that Reyes had a knife with a blade longer than 3 inches on his person.

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