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Man Enters Guilty Plea To Fatal Stabbing At Children's Birthday Party In Ventura County

A Ventura County gang member is expected to get a 16-years-to-life prison sentence for the 2009 murder of a man at a child’s birthday party.

Alexis Ramirez pled guilty to a second-degree murder charge. 

Prosecutors say Ramirez was part of a group of gang members which attacked people at an Oxnard party.

They thought it was a party being thrown by a rival gang, but it was actually a birthday party for a one year old girl.  During the attack, several people were stabbed.  One of them, Alfredo Vargas, died.

Following a long investigation, Oxnard police detectives arrested Ramirez and some of his fellow gang members in 2013.  The now-30-year-old man will be sentenced in August.

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. 
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