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    Rhode Island Hookah Lounge Stabbing Suspect Caught in New Braunfels
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    Authorities say the suspect in a fatal stabbing at a Rhode Island hookah lounge earlier this month has been apprehended.

    The U.S. attorney's office for Rhode Island said Joel Francisco was caught Saturday at a hotel in New Braunfels.

    The 41-year-old Francisco is a suspect in the Oct. 2 stabbing of 46-year-old Troy Pine at the Nara Lounge in Providence.

    Providence police chief Col. Hugh Clements Jr. said Francisco would face a murder charge when he is returned to Rhode Island.

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    Francisco is a convicted drug dealer and authorities said he is a former gang leader. He was on federal probation at the time of the stabbing.

    It was not clear if Francisco had an attorney.

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