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Pasadena Metro Line Stabber to be Sentenced Today

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 6:54 am
 

Sentencing is scheduled today for Jose Vasquez Flores, who was convicted of stabbing a passenger on the Metro Gold Line train in August 2011.

Sentencing is expected to take place in Dept. F of the Pasadena Courthouse at 300 E. Walnut St.

A fight had escalated into a stabbing on the northbound Metro Gold Line about 6:35 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2011, where one of the men was stabbed several times in the upper chest.

Witnesses called 911 and gave a description of the suspect. Officers arrested Flores, 36, and recovered a knife with blood stains in his pockets, KABC7 reported. The victim, a 33-year-old man, was critically injured.

Flores was charged with one count of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder. The complaint alleges that he committed the offense to benefit a street gang, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Flores faces up to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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