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Man arrested in fatal stabbing of Venice restaurant worker

Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a Venice restaurant worker in November. 

Guillermo "Memo" Carmona-Perez was found Nov. 18 shortly after midnight lying in the street near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue "with what appeared to be a stab wound," according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Carmona-Perez, a 24-year-old Venice resident, was taken to a hospital where he died. A watch commander at LAPD's Pacific Station said at the time it was his understanding Carmona-Perez worked at a nearby restaurant.

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A few days later city officials approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Jorge Nolasco, 23, was later arrested in connection with the slaying. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said he was expected to be arraigned Thursday, but that the arraignment was postponed until later this month.

"Guillermo's murder was a disturbing and horrific crime and a tragedy for his family, friends and the entire Venice community," L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the area, said in a news release.

"The LAPD's excellent work offers a measure of justice to the people who loved Guillermo and it offers a measure of relief to the Venice community."


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