Ex-boyfriend stabs woman to death in East Los Angeles: Sheriff’s Dept.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend in East Los Angeles, officials said Monday.

The stabbing was reported around 6:16 p.m. Saturday on the 4100 block of Whittier Boulevard.

Deputies responded to the location after getting a call about an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.

They arrived to find a woman in her 20s suffering from stab wounds to her upper torso. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 

On Sunday, homicide investigators arrested her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Joseph Huertas, as a suspect in her killing, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Huertas was being held on $2 million bail.

There’s no additional information available at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-8477.

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