Pasadena Man Pleads Not Guilty to Stabbing Two Men, One to Death

Published : Monday, October 15, 2018 | 3:08 PM

The stabbing attack occurred near a bar in the 2600 block of East Colorado Boulevard

A 66-year-old Pasadena man pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from a stabbing incident early in the morning of September 12 in the 2600 block of E. Colorado Blvd.

Two men sustained stab wounds during the attack, according to reports from the Pasadena Police Department, and one of them, Jerry Chan, 42, died later.

The other victim, Dan Trevino, 32, was treated for stab wounds in the leg and survived.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said the suspect, Jose Antonio Santiago, pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment Monday at the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Police said the stabbing occurred near a bar in East Pasadena. Officers who responded saw Chan unresponsive on the sidewalk with stab wounds to the torso.

Pasadena Fire Department paramedics attempted to revive him as they rushed the victim to a local hospital but the man succumbed to his injuries.

The officers also found Trevino in the area with a large knife impaled in his leg.

Preliminary investigation revealed the two men and the suspect, Jose Antonio Santiago, 66, had some type of verbal exchange before the stabbing incident.

Santiago was arrested soon after the attack. Prosecutors charged him with two felony counts: one for murder and another for attempted murder. The felony complaint includes allegations that Santiago personally used a knife and inflicted great bodily injury on the victims.

If convicted as charged, Santiago could face a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison.

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