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Man charged in fatal stabbing of 22-year-old in Long Beach

A Long Beach man has been charged with murder in connection with the Oct. 25 stabbing death of 22-year-old Jesus Pimental in Long Beach. 

Elmer Leonardo Orellana, a 30-year-old Latino, was charged with murder and using a knife to commit the crime on Nov. 12, according to Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani. 

Pimental, also known as Jesus Anthony Pimentel, was stabbed on Maine Avenue near Corvo Court during an fight with another person, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Long Beach police arrested Orellano on suspicion of Pimental's murder on Nov. 9, according to a department news release.

Orellana was already in custody on suspicion of an assault of a Long Beach man on Oct. 23, according to the release. He was charged on Oct. 27 with assaulting Cesar Herrera-Lopez with a pipe and causing him great bodily injury.

Prosecutors amended the complaint and added the murder charge on Nov. 12. 

Ardalani said Orellana pleaded not guilty to all three charges when he was arraigned on Nov. 12. He is scheduled to return to court in Long Beach on Dec. 3.

Orellana is being held in lieu of $1.08 million bail, according to the news release. 

Long Beach investigators refused to provide details about the case.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Long Beach Dets. Scott Lasch 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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