Arrest made in stabbing death of John Anthony Sosa Jr in southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 18:21:18-04

UPDATE: On October 26th 36-year-old Corey Delvon Spells of Bakersfield was arrested for murder regarding his role in the stabbing death of 48-year-old John Anthony Sosa Jr in the 4600 block of American Avenue on October 3rd.

The Bakersfield Police Department are looking into a possible homicide after finding a man with fatal injuries early Sunday morning.

According to BPD, they responded to a call at around 3 a.m. on Oct. 3 and found John Anthony Sosa Jr., 48, of Bakersfield, with severe injuries that appeared to be from an assault.

Sosa Jr. was found in an alleyway north of Ming Avenue and Valhalla Drive. He was pronounced dead after medical aide showed up.

A postmortem examination revealed that the cause of death was from a stab wound to the throat, according to authorities.

This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information can call BPD at (661) 327-7111.