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Two men arrested in Pasco for interstate murder

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Pasco County authorities have arrested two men for first degree murder in connection with a deadly stabbing on Interstate 75 just north of State Road 54 on Saturday night.

Authorities say an off duty deputy, in a marked patrol car, was driving southbound on I-75 when he spotted a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road in the northbound shoulder. As the deputy approached the car, he saw a man in the front passenger seat who had multiple stab wounds.

Two other men in the car were detained and arrested. They have been identified as 22 year old Justin Phillip of Tennessee and 23 year old Jesse Michael Blair of Lakeland. Deputies say the two men admitted that they stabbed 20 year old Leon Mascorro of Bristol Florida because he was a "snitch".

Gonzales and Blair have been charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.  

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