A 26-year-old U.S. Army specialist was stabbed to death last week in Kissimmee, according to police.
Police said Spc. Victor Badilloalvarez was sleeping with his wife Asheley Grullon at her home in the Eagle Pointe subdivision of North Poinciana Road around 3 a.m. Dec. 27 when they heard tapping on the window. They saw her former boyfriend and father of her child, Randal Jose Bracetty-Atanacio, 18, outside.
Grullon went to talk to Bracetty-Atanacio.
A few minutes later, Badilloalvarez went outside.
She told police that Badilloalvarez was "upset and confronted" Bracetty-Atanacio.
Grullon said she was yelling at Samuel Rivera-Rivera, 19, who bought Bracetty-Atanacio in his vehicle.
She heard yelling and saw her husband doubled over and Bracetty-Atanacio backing away with a knife.
Bracetty-Atanacio fled the scene in a vehicle with Rivera-Rivera, police said.
When police arrived, two men were standing over Badilloalvarez holding a towel over his abdomen.
Badilloalvarez told police that "Randal, the baby's dad" stabbed him.
He was taken to the hospital where he later died, police said.
Police later made contact with Bracetty-Atanacio, who said he stabbed Badilloalvarez in self-defense.
He told police that he came to the home because he wanted to discuss his relationship with Grullon.
Bracetty-Atanacio said Badilloalvarez came outside and lunged at him, so he took out his knife and stabbed him.
He told police he had he knife because he works as a cook.
He also told police he threw the knife out the window while driving away.
Rivera-Rivera told police he was in his vehicle looking down at his phone when Bracetty-Atanacio came back to the vehicle and said "go, go, go."
Bracetty-Atanacio was charged with second degree murder and tampering with evidence while Rivera-Rivera was charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
Both remain at the Osceola County Jail.
According to the Army, Badilloalvarez, was stationed in Fort Hood in Texas and was visiting his wife in Central Florida. The Army said his hometown was in Puerto Rico.
He joined the Army in 2012 and was an ammunitions specialist. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2014, the Army said.