June 29, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

The website seattlepi.com reported on May 28, 2009 that police found a man stabbed to death in the 7400 block of Rainier Avenue South, and according to police they suspect that his roommate is the murderer. Police held a news conference to announce that they are searching for Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, 40 for his alleged role in the stabbing death of his roommate whose name was not released. Alvarez-Guerrero was described by police as a Hispanic male, 5 foot 3, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes and black and gray hair. Witnesses stated that he fled in a gray Mitsubishi pickup truck with the license plate B2875H and is considered armed and dangerous.

Police were called to respond to a domestic violence call at approximately 11:52 p.m. Police reports indicate that Alvarez-Guerrero and his roommate were involved in a physical fight after a dispute about the victim bringing a lady friend home. The report also suggested that the victim’s repeated female visitors had become a big problem between the roommates. The two had known each other for nearly 9 years, but had just moved in together two months ago.

The victim stated to police that when the women left he went to bed. Then Alvarez-Guerrero stormed into the victim’s room, throwing his television to the floor and attacking the victim while he lay in bed, hitting him in the face three times. The victim was able to escape and call 911. Police took action and arrested the suspect and took him to the South Precinct. Police suspect that Alvarez-Guerrero went back home after been released at about 3:00 a.m. and stabbed his roommate, who police said was in his mid 30’s.

Nick Metz, Assistant Police Chief, said, “We do have some questions as to why he was released.”

An arrest and booking is required by state law in all domestic-violence cases, whether there is a romantic relationship or not.

In the State of California, all violent crimes are severely punished. In fact, recent U.S. laws have been passed that will increase the mandatory minimum sentences that will apply to people who are convicted of committing certain violent crimes. If you have been arrested for carrying out a violent crime in Los Angeles, you may be looking at a prison term of 25 years to life.

If you or a loved one have been charged with violent crime charge the lawyers at Wallin & Klarich can help you. Wallin & Klarich have been representing clients who have found themselves accused of assault, battery and assault with a deadly weapon charges cases throughout Southern California for almost thirty years. They know how to win these cases. These are life changing charges do not hesitate to contact Wallin & Klarich. Please call 1-88-749-0034 for a free consultation.

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