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