Suspect Miguel Angel Guerrero (left) and victim Javier Rodriguez Preciado
Suspect Miguel Angel Guerrero (left) and victim Javier Rodriguez Preciado
Santa Ana Police Department, DMV

Miguel Angel Guerrero, 19, Charged in Stabbing-Murder of 54-Year-Old Friend Javier Preciado

A 19-year-old Menifee man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the stabbing murder of his 54-year-old friend in the victim's Santa Ana home.

Miguel Angel Guerrero got into a dispute with Javier Rodriguez Preciado around 1:45 p.m. Sunday night, grabbed a knife and stabbed the older man in the head and neck before fleeing the home, alleges a joint statement from the Santa Ana Police Department and Orange County District Attorney's office.

Paramedics arrived at the home but pronounced Preciado dead. Guerrero was arrested around 5:25 p.m. when he returned near the home, where police were already investigating.

He is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife, and a conviction could send him to state prison for 26 years to life.

The DA's office says it will request Guerrero be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment some time today.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >