Remember when the gentrifiers promised that DTSA would be so much better and safer without all those Mexican bars? Well today Juan Angel Rivera, a 23-year old Santa Ana man who stabbed Nathan Alfaro, a fellow concert-goer, to death during a punk show at the Underground DTSA, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to the O.C. Register.
Rivera could have been sentenced to either probation or the minimum term of three years in prison. Instead Orange County Superior Court Judge Patrick H. Donahue gave him a far more severe sentence. Donahue noted in his comments that Rivera had an abnormal fascination with knives. Continue reading