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  • Dec. 28, 2007

Jacklyn Villanueva, 22

Jacklyn Villanueva, 22, a Latina woman, died after she was stabbed in the street at 4744 Myrtle Street in Pico Rivera at about 1:45 a.m. Dec. 28, and a female friend was badly wounded in the same incident.

The stabbing was a domestic crime of sorts, said Sheriff's Det. Mike Rodriguez. Villanueva's friend had been dating a young man, and the two women had gone to this young man's house that night. Some kind of conflict erupted involving the dating couple, and the young man grew enraged and attacked both women with a knife in the street outside the home. Villanueva died at the scene. Her friend was hospitalized in critical condition but is now considered stable. After the stabbing, the suspect got in a car and drove to Rio Hondo Park. He was arrested. Police identified him as Brian Galvan, 20, a Latino young man

-- Jill Leovy

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