UPDATE: Man charged with murder following fatal stabbing in Pharr

This story was updated at 5:53 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018

PHARR — A man was arraingned on a murder charge Monday afternoon following a fatal stabbing Sunday evening.

Feliciano Avalos Jr., 50, is accused of stabbing an unidentified man on his “lower body” shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a police news release. The stabbing took place in the 3400 block of North Mezcal Drive and was a result of a “disturbance.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

In addition to murder, Avalos — who claimed self-defense during his arraignment — was charged with driving with an invalid license and possession of marijuana.

His total bond was set at $1,004,000 dollars and he remains in custody at Hidalgo County jail.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Pharr Crime Stoppers at (956) 787-8477.