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Homeless man arrested after stabbing a unhoused man to death in Downtown LB



A homeless man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of another homeless man that occurred on the Promenade in Downtown Long Beach in October, police announced.


Details:

Charles Ray Jones, a 44-year-old homeless man, was taken into custody Thursday morning near the First Street transit terminal, a stone's throw away from the crime scene.

  • 41-year-old Nilton Cardoso died from multiple stab wounds to his upper body from what police called a sharp metal object.

  • Police believe Jones and Cardoso had a dispute that escalated into a stabbing. Jones's bail was set at $2 million.

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