Diane Christine Alarcon, a 40-year-old white woman, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, after she was stabbed in the 6000 block of Temple City Boulevard in Temple City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
John Ralph Perales, a 45-year-old Latino from Temple City, pleaded guilty to Alarcon’s murder on Aug. 21. He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Alarcon’s male guest and Perales’ ex-girlfriend and her son earlier in the morning on Jan. 11, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Matoba said the defendant went to the ex-girlfriend’s El Monte home early in the morning of Jan. 11. He crawled on top of her as she was sleeping, the prosecutor said, and then woke her up and began cutting her with a knife.
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