Transient charged with killing homeless woman, injuring two others

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POMONA (CNS) – A transient is set to be arraigned April 10 on charges stemming from the stabbing death of a homeless woman and attacks that injured two other people last week in Pomona.

Jose Alfredo Mancinas, 21, is charged with one count of murder in connection with last Saturday’s killing of Stacy Lynn Castillo, along with two counts of attempted murder stemming from attacks last Friday and Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The charges include allegations that Mancinas used a knife in the commission of the crimes and that he inflicted great bodily injury.

Mancinas allegedly stabbed Castillo, 49, multiple times, killing her, and a male victim was stabbed in the throat after he ran from the scene Saturday in the 1200 block of East Mission Avenue. The two were attacked near a homeless shelter where all three had been staying, according to authorities.

Mancinas, who was arrested after police saw him walking away from the scene, is also suspected of stabbing a man in the face Friday evening at a bus stop at East Holt and North Towne avenues.

Mancinas — who is set to appear in a Pomona courtroom — could face up to 64 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.

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