LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who stabbed a co-worker’s 3-year-old daughter to death at a downtown Los Angeles clothing factory has been convicted of first-degree murder.
A jury on Tuesday convicted Ricardo Augusto Utuy. He’s now facing 30 years to life in prison.
Authorities say the girl’s mother worked at the factory and her father had dropped off the girl there on Halloween of 2016. Prosecutors say the girl was running to get a cookie for her father when Utuy repeatedly stabbed her. She died at a hospital.
Authorities say the attack was unprovoked. The motive was never explained.
Utuy also was convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a woman at another downtown L.A. factory six months earlier.
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