Teen charged with murder after stabbing high school student to death

An 18-year-old, Jesus San Miguel, has been charged with the murder of a fellow high school student who was stabbed to death outside a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Joshua Eugene Kinnaman, also 18, was a student at John Jay High School.

Police were called to the scene of the fatal incident just before 2 p.m. after they received reports of a knife attack. Upon arrival, officers found Kinnaman with a puncture wound on the right side of his torso. He was quickly taken to a local hospital as a result of his injuries.

When he arrived at the hospital, Kinnaman was in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. local time.

Authorities report that Kinnaman and San Miguel were leaving the restaurant when an altercation began between them. According to a police statement, San Miguel quickly pulled out a knife and stabbed Kinnaman before fleeing the scene.

Surveillance footage from the restaurant, obtained by News 4 San Antonio, shows San Miguel approaching Kinnaman at a booth and exchanging words. Kinnaman allegedly responded with a challenge to fight, to which San Miguel agreed. The pair then went outside and began their fatal confrontation.

San Miguel was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, and his bond was set at $150,000.

Teresa Cuellar-Hernandez, the principal of John Jay High School, sent a letter to students and parents to confirm the devastating news. In the letter, Cuellar-Hernandez expressed her heartbreak and emphasized the importance of unity and support during difficult times.

Further details are being sought from Bexar County authorities regarding the arrest warrant affidavit and the ongoing investigation.