ALHAMBRA — A man appeared in court Friday on charges he stabbed his wife to death and wounded her sister at a home in San Gabriel earlier this year.
Sherman Dorsey, 40, of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to the murder and the non-fatal stabbing in Alhambra Superior Court, court officials said.
He was ordered to return to court Feb. 8 for a pretrial hearing.
He’s accused in the Aug. 3 slaying of Gina Reano, 45, as well as stabbing her sister at the home the sisters shared in the 5500 block of Walnut Grove Avenue, investigators said. The sister was wounded as she tried to help Reano.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived to the surviving sister’s call for help, they found Dorsey in front of the house, officials said. He had stabbed himself several times.
Dorsey and Reano had been estranged, but were trying to reconcile when the killing took place, officials said.
Dorsey continued to be held in lieu of $2.07 million bail at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, according to county booking records.