Defendant in 2017 Garden Grove stabbing pleads guilty to manslaughter

SANTA ANA — — A 21-year-old male has actually begged guilty to voluntary wrongful death in the deadly stabbing of a short-term in Yard Grove 2 years earlier.

Daniel Robert Jones-Hoebel begged guilty on Friday to voluntary homicide and also attack with a harmful weapon, both felonies.

Jones-Hoebel eliminated 20-year-old Genaro Diaz on June 9, 2017, according to evidence offered in his preliminary hearing.

Police were called about 9:19 p.m. the night of the killing to 12862 Haster St., where Diaz had been stabbed to death.

Daniel Jones-Hoebel, 21, was apprehended in 2017 by the Garden Grove Police Department as a suspect in the stabbing of 20-year-old Genaro Diaz. He begged guilty on Friday, June 7 to felony fees of volunteer homicide and also assault with a lethal weapon. (Thanks To the Yard Grove Authorities Division)

Diaz had actually entered into an argument with a previous partner, who was letting the short-term rest in her automobile, that rose right into Diaz punching the lady, who was the mother of their 3-year-old daughter, according to testimony in the initial hearing. Jones-Hoebel was dating the female’s buddy, who called him and an additional male to the scene, authorities testified.

Jones-Hoebel got involved in a fight with Diaz that caused the sufferer’s stabbing with a knife, authorities testified.

Jones-Hoebel had actually been charged with murder, however was enabled to beg to the minimal crime as part of a plea bargain negotiated with prosecutors. The defendant was scheduled to be punished Aug. 9 in the Central Justice Facility in Santa Ana.

He was the second of two guys apprehended on suspicion of Diaz’s killing. Garden Grove resident Antonio Esquivel was collared as a suspect on the night of the stabbing, however court documents reveal he was never ever prosecuted in link to the incident. Authorities discovered and also scheduled Jones-Hoebel five days later.

Register press reporter Eric Licas added to this tale.

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