Construction Worker Stabbed To Death By Co-worker; Why We Carry


BRADENTON, FLORIDA — A man at a job site was stabbed to death, and the details surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

Police were called to the Main Street Condominiums on the 200 block of 3rd Street West around 10am Friday where they found 48-year-old Rene Escobedo Balditt dead. Police say he had been stabbed several times in the upper body.


The incident is a clear example of the importance of being able to defend ourselves.

The suspected stabber is a person with whom Balditt worked with. It isn’t clear if the two were close, but something seems to have gone down between them.

His co-worker, 41-year-old Jessie Hernandez of Holmes Beach, has been arrested on charges of second degree murder. He’s being held without bond.

To have an incident like this lead to so much anger that the person is stabbed to death leads us to believe that this attack was personal.

Whatever the case, the victim here was unable to defend himself, and it cost him his life.

Avoiding a confrontation is also a skill that we should have in our arsenal. As armed citizens, one of the most important things to remember is to try and avoid conflict by any means possible. If you try and fail, that’s when you resort to other methods.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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