A Garden Grove man was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison Friday for the stabbing-murder of a stranger in a parking lot. The sentence was handed down at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Daniel Perez Munoz, 23, was found guilty by a jury on Aug. 16, 2016, of one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
On Jan. 11, 2014, Munoz was drinking with friends in an apartment parking lot in Stanton. The defendant walked to the parking lot of a nearby business and approached a local family man, 52-year-old Phuong “Bob” Huynh, who was walking to a store. Munoz confronted Huynh and stabbed the victim several times in the neck and chest. The victim took one or two steps before he collapsed and died at the scene from the stab wounds. Perez Munoz fled the scene.
On Jan. 11, 2014, the Garden Grove Police Department arrested Perez Munoz at his home approximately one hour after the murder.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
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