Santa Ana Police Department
SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for stabbing and murdering a friend in the victim’s Santa Ana home. Miguel Angel Guerrero, 19, Menifee, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. The People will request he be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment scheduled today in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Guerrero was friends with 54-year-old Javier Rodriguez Preciado.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on April 26, 2015, Guerrero is accused of getting into a dispute with Rodriguez Preciado. Guerrero is accused of grabbing a knife and stabbing Rodriguez Preciado in the head and neck. The defendant is accused of then fleeing the scene.
Paramedics arrived to the home and pronounced the victim dead. At approximately 5:25 p.m., the Santa Ana Police Department, who investigated this case, arrested the defendant when he returned near the home.
The investigation in this case is ongoing.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.