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Man charged in Pomona stabbing death

 A 46-year-old Pomona man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Albert Daniel Herrera, 36, on June 24 in the 1700 block of East Mission Boulevard in Pomona, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

George Hernandez, a Latino, was charged June 29 with one count of murder with the special allegation that he personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, to kill Herrera, according to court records. 

Hernandez was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing a young woman who was also at the scene, according to Pomona police Sgt. Lena Becker. 

The young woman was treated for her injuries at a hospital and released, Becker said. 

The case is still under investigation, and Becker said she couldn’t provide anymore information about the incident.

A stabbing that injured another Pomona resident just a few minutes earlier in the 700 block of East Mission Boulevard does not appear to be related to Herrera's death, Becker said. 

“We don’t have any evidence that ties those two incidents together,” she said.

Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 in Pomona. Court records indicate that Hernandez has prior convictions for burglary, car theft, distribution of a controlled substance, making or carrying a weapon while in prison and carrying a concealed dagger. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Jeanette Marantos

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