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Man Arrested in Venice Stabbing Death of Restaurant Worker Guillermo Carmona-Perez

Police make an arrest in the Nov. 22 murder case.

Guillermo Carmona-Perez was fatally stabbed in Venice.
Guillermo Carmona-Perez was fatally stabbed in Venice.

A man was in custody Friday for allegedly stabbing to death a 24-year-old restaurant worker in Venice.

Jorge Nolasco, 23, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of Guillermo Carmona-Perez, who was found mortally wounded about 12:15 a.m. Nov. 18 at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim died at a hospital.

Nolasco was charged Thursday with murder, but his arraignment was postponed until Jan. 23 at the Airport Branch Courthouse, according to the District Attorney's Office. He remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

Carmona-Perez, who lived in Venice, worked as a prep and line cook at Mercedes Grill, a restaurant and bar located close to where he was found, and also held a second job at the nearby Baja Cantina.

On Nov. 22, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for the killing.

It was not immediately clear what led to Nolasco's arrest, or if anyone would be eligible to collect the reward, pending a conviction in the case.

- City News Service

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