Man Charged in Pomona Homeless Stabbings

Jose Alfredo Mancinas, 21, has been charged with one count of premeditated murder and two counts of premeditated attempted murder. He is believed to be responsible for as many as three stabbings of homeless persons in Pomona, reports the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

On March 8, Mancinas allegedly stabbing a man in the face as a bus stop. The victim was injured but able to get away.

On March 9 a man and woman were attacked near a homeless shelter where Mancinas and the two victims were staying. Stacy Lynn Castillo, 49, died as a result of being stabbed multiple times. The male victim was stabbed in the throat but survived and was treated for his injuries.

If convicted Manicnas faces a maximum of 64 years to life in prison. His bail has been requested to be set for $4.12 million.