UPDATED: Man stabbed to death in Rowland Heights


A Rowland Heights man died early Saturday after he was stabbed by his sister’s boyfriend during an argument, authorities said.
Benjamin Cervantes died at a hospital shortly after the stabbing, which took place just before 1:30 a.m. at a home in the 1400 block of Gloriosa Avenue, Deputy Irys Alvarez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said in a written statement. He was 32  years old, coroner’s officials said.
His alleged killer, 30-year-old Albert Camacho of Ontario, was booked on suspicion of murder, according to sheriff’s officials and county booking records.
“Detectives have learned that the suspect and the victim were involved in an argument which escalated with the suspect stabbing the victim several times in the upper torso,” Alvarez said.
The wounded man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato.
Camacho fled the scene but was ultimately arrested just after noon, Alvarez said.  Further details of how where Camacho was arrested were not available.
Neighbors described Cervantes as a friendly and well-liked man, but added that he and Camacho did not get along.
According to county booking records, Camacho was being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending a scheduled arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court
PHOTOS: Crime lab technicians work at the scene of a fatal stabbing in the 1400 block of Gloriosa Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
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  • Lyndsie Camacho-Ramirez

    The detectives hid evidence from crime scene. There’s dirty cops everywhere I guess. My brother never pulled out an Asian knife ben cervantes did. Who was under the influence of crystal meth and an active gang member from whitter. He attacked my brother Albert with knife my brother defended himself so sad and unfortunate his family who has a lot of mental issues stood on stand and talked about how close family was but yet was never there for him . Especially his mom Lisa she missed his last birthday he cried and even missed his 1 year of his passing. How sad to live with that guilt inside. My brother will have his appeal n will be fine. Its sad in the end cuz someone died but those are the consequences of his own actions!!!!!!!!