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Ventura County Man Enters Guilty Plea To Voluntary Manslaughter Charger For Fatal Stabbing


A man has pled guilty to a voluntary manslaughter charge after an argument led to a fatal stabbing in Ventura County.

Prosecutors say Andrew Rodriguez and Alexander Benevidez got into a heated argument which turned into a physical confrontation last March in Oxnard.  They say Rodriguez pulled out a knife, and fatally stabbed Benevidez.

As a result of the plea deal, the 38 year old man is expected to receive a seven year state prison sentence when he appears before a judge in March.

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.