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Police tape blocked entrance to Bailey Nurseries late Thursday after a stabbing left one person dead. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Murder charge filed in Bailey Nurseries employee stabbing


A St. Paul man who reportedly “hated” one of his co-workers brought a knife to his Bailey Nurseries jobsite and stabbed the man to death, according to a criminal charge filed Friday.

Washington County prosecutors charged Gregorio Maso-Maso-Ramirez, 57, with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Uriel N. Ortiz, 44, on Thursday at the Newport nursery.

According to the criminal complaint:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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