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Pasadena Courtroom to Hear Two Murder Cases Involving Homeless Victims

Published on Monday, June 5, 2023 | 4:47 am

The Pasadena Courthouse will hear proceedings in two murder cases Wednesday involving victims from the local homeless community.

In the first case, Sadarius Lawson, 26, of Los Angeles, is accused of fatally stabbing Alex Dominguez, 43, on the night of Aug. 12. Pasadena Police officers responded to an “assault with a deadly weapon” call around 10:53 p.m. and discovered Dominguez unresponsive and suffering from multiple stab wounds in the street. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Lawson was detained a short distance from the crime scene within a few minutes of the original call, police had said.

Lawson was arrested and charged with murder, with bail set at $2 million. 

In the second case, Carolina Hernandez, 40, of Pasadena, is charged with the murder of Corina Monroy, 60, following a fight in a local parking lot. 

On Dec. 22, officers responded at around 4:39 p.m. in the 400 block of North Los Robles Avenue. 

They found Monroy with trauma to her head and pronounced her dead at the scene, near the van where she lived in a 99 Cents store parking lot. 

Hernandez was arrested later that same night. She remains in custody at the Century Regional Detention Facility, with her bail also set at $2 million. 

Both hearings will take place after 8:30 a.m. in Department H of the Pasadena Courthouse, located at 300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena.

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