A Forsyth County man has been indicted in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old, according to court documents.
Jesus Olvera Gonzalez, 40, was charged with malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault by a grand jury Monday, Feb. 10 in Forsyth County Superior Court.
Gonzalez is accused of fatally stabbing 20-year-old Jesus Gilberto Arizaga, of Habersham County, with a knife at a north Forsyth residence.
Authorities responded to reports of a fatal stabbing at about 5:11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in the 5600 block of Archer Avenue, and found a deceased male with stab wounds.
Witnesses at the scene identified Gonzalez as the alleged attacker, and he was quickly taken into custody, Cpl. Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office previously told the Forsyth County News. Arizaga was later identified as the victim.
Friends and family said that Arizaga was a friendly, humble person who loved animals and had a bright future ahead of him. A GoFundMe campaign was organized to raise funds to transport Arizaga’s body back to Mexico where his family lives.
“He was really nice,” Marisol Paramo, Arizaga’s cousin, previously told the FCN. “He got along with everyone. He never had any problems with anybody.”
Gonzalez’s attorney, Norman Cuadra, declined to comment on the case at this time.