See the update at the end of this post on the charges against Daniel Perez Munoz.
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 13, 11:03 A.M.: Orange County sheriff's investigators arrested a 21-year-old Garden Grove man Sunday for the apparent unprovoked fatal stabbing of a 52-year-old Garden Grove man in a Stanton alley the night before.
Daniel Perez Munoz, the smiling fellow at right, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of homicide and held in lieu of $1 million bail.
According to sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock, his department received a 9-1-1 call around 7:20 p.m. Saturday about a man down near Garden Grove Boulevard and Court Street in Stanton, a city deputies patrol under contract. Deputies arrived to find Huynh already dead in a nearby alleyway because of multiple stab wounds, Hallock added.
Witnesses and evidence recovered at the scene led investigators to Munoz, who was detained a short time later less than a mile from Court Street and Garden Grove Boulevard, Hallock said.
Munoz was due in court today, the sheriff's spokesman added. Meanwhile, anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call sheriff's investigators at 714.647.7044 or 714.647.7000. Anonymous tips may be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 or occrimestoppers.org.
UPDATE, FEB. 14, 11 A.M.: Daniel Perez Munoz is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), which adds a conviction could send the 21-year-old to state prison for 26 years to life.
Currently held on $1 million bail, the Garden Grove resident is scheduled to be arraigned today in Westminster.
He is accused of approaching Phuong "Bob" Huynh in a Stanton parking lot and stabbing the 52-year-old in the neck with a knife, according to the OCDA.