Two Men Stabbed, One Dead, in Separate Skid Row Incidents

A man was found guilty this week of a fatal Halloween 2016 stabbing of a 3-year-old girl as her parents worked in a factory in Downtown.

Ricardo Augusto Utuy was convicted on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for the murder of Ruby Vasquez, the daughter of his then-co-worker at the time of the crime. Vasquez’s parents brought the child with them to their work at a garment factory on the 800 block of McGarry Street.

According to prosecutors, Utuy, a Guatemalan national, attacked the girl as she ran to her mother. The child was taken via a personal vehicle before being intercepted by an ambulance. Vasquez was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Utuy was also found guilty of attempted murder for attacking another factory work nearly a year prior. Utuy is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 23.  

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