BARTOW - Mauricio Lopez, who is accused of murdering a man and drinking the victim’s blood while four children watched, has been arrested.
Bartow police arrested Lopez sometime Wednesday evening as he was walking down the street.
According to police, Mauricio Lopez broke into a home, killed a man, and drank the victim's blood while four children watched.
On Sunday, August 1, Bartow Police say Lopez smashed through a window, and locked the doors of a home on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. He confronted his niece’s boyfriend, Macario Cruz, stabbing him in the heart and liver around 9:30 p.m.
Sergeant David Wyant said Lopez was angry over Cruz's relationship with his niece, Mirella Mendez.
The victim's girlfriend told ABC Action News reporter Karen Castillo in Spanish that her four sons witnessed the crime, and they now have trouble sleeping. "They scream, cry and yel
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