Check Cashing Store Stabbing Suspect Arrested
September 9, 2009
Mesa Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in
the violent stabbing of a check cashing store employee. The
incident occurred on August 31, 2009 at about 9:00 am at 1650 E.
Broadway. The female victim was opening the business for the day
when she noticed a long-time customer standing hear her. She
continued inside and opened the inner employee door when she
felt a push from behind. As she turned and looked at the
suspect, he laughed at her and began stabbing her with a 6- to
8-inch knife. The attack continued as the victim fell; she was
stabbed a total of 37 times before the suspect fled the area.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim still
lying on the floor inside the business. She was eventually able
to tell detectives that she recognized the suspect as a customer
who had asked her out several times. She said that she had never
gone out with him and felt it may have been the reason for the
attack. The suspect, Jorge Luis Miranda Avila (28), was
identified as the suspect and was located at a residence in
The victim is still recovering from her injuries. The suspect
was booked on one count of Attempted First Degree Murder.