Trenton man indicted in connection with stabbing death of Alberto Saquic

Ernier Pacheco

Ernier Pacheco

A city man has been indicted in connection with the 2014 stabbing death of Alberto Saquic, who was killed outside a city bar.

Ernier Pacheco, 19, is charged with murder, related weapons offenses and tampering with physical evidence in connection with Saquic’s death.

Saquic, 21, was stabbed outside of Chapala II Mexican Grill and Bar around 1:15 a.m. on November 30, 2014. When police arrived at the bar that morning, they found Saquic lying on the ground suffering from a stab wound to his chest. Saquic later died at the hospital.

Pacheco was arrested the same day as the stabbing, and at a bail hearing last year prosecutors said the incident was captured by surveillance video.

The exterior of the Chapala II Bar and Grill is seen on Sunday Nov. 30. Early on Sunday the sidewalk was the scene of a homicide, police say. (Scott Ketterer -- The Trentonian)

The exterior of the Chapala II Mexican Bar and Grill is seen on Sunday Nov. 30. (Scott Ketterer — The Trentonian)

The video reportedly shows Pacheco striking Saquic, who had been escorted out of the bar by bouncers after he became unruly.

While Saquic was laying on a ramp outside the bar being restrained by bouncers, Pacheco lunged at him with a knife, striking him once in the chest, prosecutors said.

At that bail hearing, Pacheco’s attorney said her client claims the stabbing was self-defense.

Pacheco remains in jail on $750,000 bail.

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