A 21-year-old Filipino-American was convicted of manslaughter after fatally stabbing his own father at their West Covina, California home in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
At what was scheduled to be a pretrial hearing in the case of Maverick Jacob Jimenez, the defendant accepted a negotiated plea deal in connection with fatal stabbing of his father, 49-year-old Joey Alfred Jimenez, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said.
The defendant also admitted a special allegation that he personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during the commission of the crime.
Maverick Jacob Jimenez was involved in a physical fight with his father in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2015 at their home in the 900 block of Las Rosas Drive, according to prosecutors and West Covina police officials. During the altercation, the defendant stabbed his father, the prosecutor said.
Authorities were called and Joey Jimenez, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Soon after the attack, law enforcement located the defendant and arrested him in connection with the incident.
The defendant is expected to receive a six-year term in a state prison when the hearing resumes in Jan. 4 at the Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.