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Uncle stabs his nephew, deputies say

(ran SS edition of Metro & State)

The two had been drinking and fighting, according to officials. The injured 18-year-old is listed in good condition.

A Seminole man stabbed his nephew with a butcher knife Thursday after the two men got into an argument inside their apartment, sheriff's officials said.

The victim, identified by Bayfront Medical Center officials as Salvin Gustavo Aucada, 18, was listed in good condition.

Sheriff's investigators were called to the scene, 8400 Bay Pines Blvd., Cottage 10, at 10:08 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said Aucada and his uncle, Raul Antonio-Cruz Rodriguez, had been drinking and were fighting, said sheriff's Sgt. Greg Tita.

Witnesses told deputies Rodriguez ran to the southern edge of the property, Tita said. Rodriguez told deputies there had been a robbery at the apartment, explaining the injuries to his nephew, according to arrest affidavits.

But deputies found a butcher knife lying in the weeds near the apartment and charged Rodriguez with domestic aggravated battery.

Rodriguez, 46, was taken to Bayfront, where he was treated for cuts to his lips and forehead. He was later taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he was being held without bail.

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