A man initially charged with murder in a December of 2011 stabbing at an Arcadia strip mall pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison at a court hearing on Tuesday, according to Jane Robison of the L.A. County District Attorney's office.
Juan Lorenzo, 32, was charged with the murder of 18-year-old Anthony Berry of Pomona, after an altercation behind the President Square Food Court at 1300 South Golden West Avenue that resulted in Berry's death.
Police located the knife used in the stabbing at the Money Pot Shabu Shabu restaurant at 1236 South Golden West Ave, where Lorenzo worked. The restaurant was closed at the time of the incident.
They initially arrested Lorenzo's co-worker but prosecutors declined to file charges against him.