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Man fatally stabbed on Md.-Fla. bike ride

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Police say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant.

Kevin Adorno, 28, stopped at the restaurant Monday night and was talking to his girlfriend on a cellphone when he was attacked.  The woman didn't hear the attack through the phone but told investigators that she heard the phone drop and eventually she heard sirens.

Witnesses say Adorno stumbled into the restaurant. One person started administering aid while another called 911.

Police say that it was evident from the amount of blood that Adorno had been stabbed several times in the chest and arm.

He was pronounced dead a short time later, near the bathrooms.  An engagement ring was found in his backpack.

Witnesses say the suspect ran away after the attack. Officers arrested 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz at a Burger King across the street. He is charged with first-degree murder. Cruz told officers he thought Adorno was directing people by cellphone to attack him.

Police say there was no evidence that Cruz was threatened or accosted in any way by Adorno.

Police Chief David Currey says the trip was a "bucket list" item for Adorno.  He had been documenting the ride, which began in August, with photos on his Facebook page.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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