Man Arrested in Stabbing Death of Venice Restaurant Worker

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A man was charged Thursday in the death of a restaurant worker who was stabbed and left to die on a Venice street, authorities announced Friday.


Guillermo Carmona-Perez died after he was found with a stab wound on a Venice street in November 2013. (Credit: Family photo)

Jorge Nolasco, 23, was arraigned Thursday on murder charges in the death of Guillermo Carmona-Perez, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The killer targeted Carmona-Perez in a crime that was personal, LAPD Lt. John Radtke told the L.A. Weekly.

The 24-year-old restaurant worker was found shortly after midnight on Nov. 18 near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.

He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his wounds.

Several days after the stabbing, Los Angeles city officials issued a $50,000 reward for information in the case.

“Guillermo’s murder is a disturbing and horrific crime and a tragedy for his family, friends and the entire Venice community,” said L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin in a statement after the stabbing.

“Our neighborhoods will be safer once the person or people responsible for this crime are off the streets,” Bonin said.

Nolasco was being held on $1,000,000 bail, the release stated.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 310-382-9470.

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