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May 25, 2017: Man Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Stabbing in Pomona

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A 48-year-old man was sentenced today to 55 years to life in state prison for stabbing an acquaintance to death in a trailer nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

On March 15, a jury found George Hernandez guilty of second-degree murder in case KA110022.

Jurors also found true a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during the commission of the crime.

Deputy District Attorney Martin Bean, who prosecuted the case, said on the evening of June 24, 2015, Albert Daniel Herrera, 36, went to visit the defendant’s roommates at a Pomona trailer.

When Hernandez arrived at the trailer some time later, he stabbed Herrera 40 times before fleeing to an ex-girlfriend’s home, according to the prosecutor. The victim died at the scene.

The ex-girlfriend contacted police about Hernandez’s whereabouts and the defendant was arrested early the next morning, the prosecutor added.

When the defendant was taken into custody, authorities discovered the victim’s blood on Hernandez’s clothing, according to evidence presented at trial.

The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.