Man Pleads No Contest in Deadly Stabbing at Bus Stop

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Baldwin Hills resident was sentenced today to six years in state prison for fatally stabbing a man following a dispute at a South Los Angeles bus stop a day after Christmas in 2018.

Tyron Darell Vazquez, now 36, was immediately sentenced following his no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Vazquez admitted a knife use allegation in connection with the plea.

He had initially been charged with murder for the Dec. 26, 2018, killing of Alejandro Saenz, 36, of South Los Angeles.

The two men got into a fight after they left a public transit bus at Central and Vernon avenues in South Los Angeles, and Vazquez fled from the area after stabbing Saenz multiple times, prosecutors said. Saenz died at a hospital.

Vazquez was arrested nearly a month later by Los Angeles police after being identified with the help of images released to the public by investigators. He has remained in custody since then.

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