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October 21, 2020: Woman Charged With Fatal Stabbing in Metro Train

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 25-year-old woman was charged today with fatally stabbing a man while on the Red Line subway train last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Irma Beatriz Monroy (dob 4/26/95) of Los Angeles faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly weapon.

Arraignment in case BA490890 is scheduled today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On October 16, Monroy got in an argument with Louis Rabinowitz, 54, in the train near the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, prosecutors said. The defendant allegedly stabbed the victim once in the chest and he died shortly after, prosecutors added.

Bail is set at more than $2 million. If convicted as charged, Monroy faces a possible maximum sentence of 16 years to life in state prison.

The defendant has a separate pending case for allegedly assaulting her brother with a weight on August 31.

Case BA490198 was filed for warrant on September 25 and charges the defendant with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, a weight, and includes an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury.

Both cases remain under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.