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Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing In Shasta Lake

A Shasta Lake City man is accused of murdering his girlfriend. Just before one O’clock Thursday afternoon an overdose was reported at a house at the corner of Shasta Dam Boulevard and Washington Avenue. When deputies got there they began giving medical aid to the female victim, but then noticed that she had recent stab wounds. She was transported to a hospital, where she died of her injuries. Her boyfriend, 26-year-old Elijah Daniel Portillo, was questioned along with other witnesses. Detectives learned that Portillo and the woman had been arguing, and he was taken in for further questioning. Eventually Portillo was booked for murder, with bail set at a Million Dollars. Arraignment is set for Tuesday. The name of the deceased woman has not been released.