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Pomona man gets 55 to life for stabbing man to death

A Pomona man was sentenced May 25 to 55 years to life in state prison for stabbing an acquaintance to death in a trailer nearly two years ago, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. 

On March 15, a jury found George Hernandez, 48,  guilty of second-degree murder for killing Albert Daniel Herrera, 36. The special allegation that Hernandez use a knife to commit the crime was found to be true. 

Herrera went to visit Hernandez's roommates at a Pomona trailer on June 24, 2015, prosecutors said.

When Hernandez arrived at the trailer, he stabbed Herrera 40 times before fleeing to an ex-girlfriend’s home, according to prosecutors. Herrera died at the scene. 

The ex-girlfriend contacted Pomona police about Hernandez’s whereabouts and he was arrested early the next morning, prosecutors added. 

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

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

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