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* Adar Yamuro Wright Arrested for Alleged Murder of Phillip Briggs in San Jose

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Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a fatal stabbing in downtown San Jose last month. Adar Yamuro Wright, of San Jose, was taken into custody today in connection with the July 25 murder of 30-year-old Phillip Briggs, after an investigation implicated Wright in the killing, police said. On July 25 at 8:40 p.m., police received reports of a stabbing near North Second Street and East St John Street and arrived to find Briggs suffering from a stab wound, police said.

Investigators believe Wright stabbed Briggs during an altercation, police said. Briggs, a San Jose resident, was taken to a hospital and later died. Wright was booked into jail on murder charges today.

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