An Arcadia man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in entrance of her Temple Metropolis residence earlier this month pleaded not responsible Wednesday to tried homicide and different felony fees.
Matthew Fay Echauri, 23, faces as much as 33 years in jail if convicted of 1 rely every of tried homicide, aggravated torture and aggravated mayhem and two counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a criminal offense with drive and violence.
The legal grievance additionally consists of knife and home violence allegations.
Prosecutors allege that Echauri obtained into an argument March 2 with the 18- yr-previous lady — whose id was not launched — within the 6200 block of Encinita Avenue.
As she started strolling away throughout a neighbor’s garden, Echauri allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her again, head and face earlier than operating off.
Police have been alerted to Echauri’s alleged involvement by a “involved citizen” and arrested him late that night, in accordance with Deputy District Lawyer Presciliano Duran.
Echauri allegedly referred to as his girlfriend from jail two days later and threatened her if she cooperated with regulation enforcement, the prosecutor stated.
Echauri — who stays jailed — is due again in an Alhambra courtroom April 26, when a date is scheduled to be set for a listening to to find out if there’s sufficient proof to require him to face trial.
— Metropolis Information Service
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