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Man enters guilty plea to brutal fatal stabbing at Ventura County house party

Bill Oxford
Man enters guilty plea to second degree murder charge for Ventura County stabbing death.

Victim was stabbed 10 times at a party in Oxnard in January of 2020

A man has pled guilty to second degree murder after a house party in Ventura County ended with a brutal fatal stabbing.

Prosecutors say Librado Ruiz Rojo and Carlos Murillo were both at a party in Oxnard in January of 2020. They say as Murillo was leaving, Rojo challenged him to a fight, ultimately stabbing him 10 times.

The 24-year-old man died at the scene.

Rojo’s guilty plea means there won’t be a trial. The 22-year-old man will be sentenced in July.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.