2 arrested for homicide in York

Juan Castro-Oquendo, left, and Jose Castro-Oquendo (submitted)

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Two people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 22-year-old York man early Sunday.

Juan Castro-Oquendo, 35, and Jose Castro-Oquendo, 31, are charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy to commit homicide in the death of Lester Cortes-Cotto.

Cortes-Cotto died at York Hospital about an hour after he was assaulted in the first block of East Maple Street around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy showed he died of multiple sharp force injuries.

Both suspects were arrested Tuesday and placed in York County Prison without bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28.

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