March 16, 2017: Man Convicted of Fatal Stabbing in Pomona
A 48-year-old man was convicted yesterday of stabbing his friend to death in a trailer in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
The jury deliberated for a day before finding George Hernandez guilty of second-degree murder in case KA110022. Jurors also found true a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during the commission of the crime.
Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced April 24 in Department H of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 50 years to life in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Martin Bean, who prosecuted the case, said on the evening of June 24, 2015, Albert Daniel Herrera, 36, went to visit the defendant at his Pomona trailer.
When Hernandez arrived at the trailer, he stabbed Herrera 40 times before fleeing to an ex-girlfriend’s home, according to the prosecutor. The victim died at the scene.
The ex-girlfriend contacted police about Hernandez’s whereabouts and the defendant was arrested early the next morning, the prosecutor added.
When the defendant was taken into custody, authorities discovered the victim’s blood on Hernandez’s clothing, according to evidence presented at trial.
The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.