A Bridgeport man has confessed to stabbing a man at Roodner Court in Norwalk in December. Orlando "Woody" Rios, 21, said he went to the Norwalk Police headquarters Wednesday afternoon because it was a burden on his chest that he wanted to ease, according to the arrest report.
The stabbing happened on the second floor of Building 18 on Dec. 16. The 21-year-old victim was following a 27-year-old female friend up the stairs to her apartment. The friend saw a man in the hallway but didn't think anything of it. She entered the apartment and the door closed, leaving the victim in the hall. When she heard a commotion, she opened the door and saw the victim and his assailant struggling. The attacker ran. The victim came in, struggling to breathe, with multiple stab wounds.
A witness in a neighboring apartment said she heard the commotion and someone yelling, "Woody, stop, stop." Another witness said she heard the fight and saw a man she knows as Woody walk down the stairs and leave. She said he had a "Hannah" tattoo on his hand. The victim and his friend said they did not know the assailant.
Rios, who is homeless, tried to turn himself to the Bridgeport Police on Christmas, but he was told there was no warrant for his arrest. He had heard at a party that he was a suspect in a Norwalk stabbing and went to the Bridgeport police because he did not have a ride to Norwalk.
During Wednesday's confession, Rios said he had split the cost of a bag of PCP with the victim, who had threatened not to share the blunt with him. Rios said the victim refused to give him the leftover PCP. Rios said was filled with frustration and hatred and stabbed the victim four or five times in the chest and neck with a screwdriver from his hoodie pocket, according to the report. He said the victim yelled, "Stop, Woody, stop, you're trying to kill me."
Police say he has a tattoo on his hand that reads "Ana," his mother's name.
Rios said he wanted to confess because waiting for the warrant to be issued was driving him crazy. He said he had dated the victim's female friend. The victim says he knows Woody but did not recognize him as the assailant.
Bond was set at $10,000.
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