SANTA MONICA—On January 10, LAPD homicide detectives arrested Jorge Nolasco, 23, for the murder of Venice resident Guillermo “Memo” Carmona-Perez, 24, who was stabbed to death last November.
Around midnight on November 18, 2013, a citizen flagged down patrol officers at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard when they observed that the man was suffering from what “appeared to be a stab wound,” according to the LAPD in a news release.
Fire department paramedics transported Carmona-Perez to a local hospital where he later died from his wounds.
On November 22, councilmember and city officials offered $50,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for the murder.
Almost two months later, detectives arrested Nolasco for the murder of Carmona-Perez. Nolasco is being held on a $1 million bail.
“He was arraigned on January 23 and entered a ”˜not guilty’ plea,” said Shira Davila-Morales Senior Public Information Officer for the District Attorney’s office to Canyon News. “He returns on the 25th to set his preliminary hearing setting date.”
If convicted, the suspect could face a life sentence in prison.