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Pomona man convicted in stabbing death of friend in 2015

A man was convicted March 15 of stabbing his friend to death in a trailer in 2015, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

The jury deliberated for a day before finding George Hernandez guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Albert Daniel Herrera, 36. 

Prosecutors said that on the evening of June 24, 2015, Herrera went to visit Hernandez at his Pomona trailer. That's where Hernandez stabbed Herrera 40 times before fleeing to an ex-girlfriend’s home, according to prosecutors. Herrera died at the scene. 

The ex-girlfriend contacted police, and Hernandez was arrested early the next morning, prosecutors added. 

When Hernandez was taken into custody, police found Herrera’s blood on his clothing, according to evidence presented at trial. 

Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced April 24. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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