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Caregiver charged in stabbing death of Long Beach woman

A 55-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing a woman in her Long Beach apartment last April, according to authorities.

Theresa Lynn Dargan was arrested on suspicion of murder May 10, according to online jail records.

Dargan has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. She is due back in court Feb. 25.

On April 14, 51-year-old Olympia Riley was found dead in her apartment in the 1400 block of Walnut Avenue, police said.

Riley had been stabbed to death. Police said Dargan worked as a caregiver for Riley, but authorities did not provide additional information about the killing.

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

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