Santa Monica News
SANTA MONICA — Francisco Leon-Urbalexo pleaded guilty to one count of attempted second-degree murder for the stabbing of 19-year-old Jarred Hill on November 27, 2013.
The crime took place on August 13, 2012, at the intersection of
“The crime was filed at the DA’s office as a hate crime, but was not prosecuted as one,” said Sergeant Jay Moroso to Canyon News. Urbalexo was ultimately identified through DNA evidence he left at the crime scene, after which he was tracked down by Santa Monica police detectives to Yuma, Arizona.
Urbalexo was already behind bars for suspicion of illegally entering the
He was sentenced to nine years in state prison. Upon completing his sentence, he will be given over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to be deported back to
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