Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

El Salvador native gets probation for stabbing

September 29, 2005


A former Chinese-buffet employee from El Salvador has been ordered to probation for stabbing his roommate during a dispute at their apartment in June.

Celedonio R. Castro received 12 months of probation Wednesday for aggravated battery, but he remains in the Douglas County Jail at the request of federal immigration authorities, who are seeking to deport him because they allege he's in the country illegally.

Castro, age 27 at the time of his arrest, is a former employee of Jin Shan Buffet at 23rd and Harper Streets.

He entered a plea to stabbing his roommate after a June 1 altercation at their apartment. A customer at Walgreens at 23rd and Louisiana streets called police after finding the victim bleeding in the parking lot.

Police said the man didn't want to get police involved and drove to the store to buy bandages.


doc1 12 years, 6 months ago

Typical Douglas County prosocuting. Some things never change.

daddax98 12 years, 6 months ago

Smitty, maybe they trying to show he had a job and was not one of the many homeless deadbeats in town. I have read many stories that include the place of employment with the discription of the person

Oh.......My...... God.....I am defending the LJW

cornflakegirl 12 years, 6 months ago

Smitty, it hurts a little to do so, but I completely agree with you. "Chinese buffet" worker is very awkward to say the least. Could they not say "restaurant employee" or "dishwasher" or "wait staff"??? It does seem very slanted and said in a biased and degrading way.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 6 months ago

Smitty, maybe the "chinese buffet" description is meant to document his knife skills?

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