Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
WEST COVINA - Two men accused of fatally stabbing an 18-year-old man at West Covina Plaza will see their day in court.
West Covina detectives developed leads recently that led them to identify two suspects responsible for the September 23, 2012 killing.
David Ernie Sanchez, Jr., 24, was arrested as he left his Hesperia home May 10. Eight days later, Joseph Andrew Quintero, 30, was taken into custody as he left his El Monte home, West Covina Police said.
The murder case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and a murder charge was filed on both suspects.
Ibrahim Zepeda was fatally stabbed in the parking lot of Sears at West Covina Plaza, 1209 Plaza Drive nearly six years ago.
West Covina officers were informed of the stabbing as Zepeda was at Queen of the Valley Hospital. Zepeda died during surgery, West Covina Police said.
Sanchez is being held in lieu of $2.04 million bail. Quintero is being held in lieu of $3.06 million bail.
Both men are scheduled to appear at Pomona Superior Court June 14.