Sep 9, 2014
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A murder in Los Angeles allegedly stemmed from a dispute between Richmond neighbors, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Carlo Giuliano Cresci, 23, has pleaded not guilty in connection with the stabbing death of neighbor Jose Alberto Martinez, 26 in Los Angeles on May 24. The pair

Police believe Cresci and Martinez traveled to Los Angeles together to visit Cresci’s grandmother but had some kind of falling out, the Times reported. Martinez was reportedly stabbed and later found in a parked Lexus that was set ablaze.

Cresci, who has pleaded not guilty to the killing, was tied to the incident via a restaurant receipt left in the car, among other evidence.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.