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Aaron Paolo Flores, 21

Aaron Paolo Flores, a 21-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Tuesday, March 1, in the 1800 block of East Hardwick Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner records. 

Long Beach officers were called to a local hospital about 6:15 p.m. regarding a possible shooting victim. When they arrived, they discovered that Flores had been stabbed and brought to the hospital by his girlfriend, according to a department news release. 

Flores was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:55 p.m. with stab wounds to the chest, according to coroner’s records. His girlfriend, Yvonne Marie Pina, a 32-year-old Latina, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing him after a dispute at their home.

She was charged with murder on March 4, with the allegation that she used to knife to kill Flores, according to records from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. She pleaded not guilty during her arraignment that day, district attorney's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. 

Pina's preliminary hearing is set for April 15 in the Long Beach courthouse, Ardalani said. She is being held in lieu of $1.02 million bail. 

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach Police Homicide Dets. Terrell Hubert and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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