SANTA FE — A Santa Fe man is charged with an open count of murder after a stabbing death Monday evening.
A Santa Fe Police Department press release says Jonathan Kelly, 61, stabbed 51-year-old Robert Barela on Lopez Street around 8 p.m. Monday. Barela was found dead at the scene.
The SWAT and Crisis Negotiations teams were called out because Kelly refused to come out of a house on the 1100 block of Lopez Street, near Bicentennial Park. Officers entered the house after Kelly stopped communicating with them and found him unconscious, apparently from consuming too much prescription medication, the release says.