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September 15, 2015: Father Charged with Capital Murder of Three Young Sons

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 33-year-old man was charged today with fatally stabbing his three sons in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Luiz Fuentes aka Luiz Yantuche (dob 1/24/82) of Los Angeles faces three murder counts with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and a knife-use allegation.

Arraignment in case BA439801 is scheduled for Sept. 16 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Fuentes is being held without bail. If convicted as charged, the defendant potentially faces the death penalty.

Prosecutors will decide at a later date whether they will pursue capital punishment or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy District Attorney Pallavi Dhawan of the Family Violence Division is prosecuting the case.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Newton Homicide Division, is the investigative agency.