Carlos Dominguez, a former student at UC Davis, has been charged with murder and attempted murder for stabbings in a California town that killed two people and seriously hurt one, know his age and family
Fear of a “serial killer” spread through the quiet town near the University of California after a string of stabbing deaths from April 27 to May 1.
Who is UC Davis student Carlos Dominguez arrested for Davis fatal stabbings: Bio, age, family, motive, victims, photo
In a news conference on Wednesday, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said that they were in touch with the FBI to get profilers involved in figuring out who was responsible for the killings. Prosecutors charged Dominguez, who is 21 years old, with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder on Friday.
@ABC Former UC Davis student, 21, Carlos Dominguez, arrested in deadly stabbings: Police pic.twitter.com/sww9Hc1dSO
— francesca (@frances44424081) May 4, 2023
BREAKING NEWS ➡️ @cityofdavispd say they have arrested 21-year-old Carlos Dominguez in connection to Davis’ three recent stabbings. This is a photo of him from @kcranews crews who were near Sycamore Park when he was detained yesterday. Here’s what we know so far:
— Brittany Hope (@BrittanyKCRA) May 4, 2023
ABC News says that he will be brought before the court Friday afternoon in the Superior Court of California, County of Yolo. Yolo County officials say he could get the death penalty or a sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole.
Victims of series of stabbings in California town identified
Carlos Dominguez is said to have killed David Breaux, 50, on April 27. Breaux was known as a “compassionate guy” and was his first victim. Breaux’s body was found on a bench in Central Park on the UC Davis campus, where he usually slept.
Karim Abou Najm, a 20-year-old UC Davis student, was stabbed to death two days later at Sycamore Park in Davis, which is a mile from Central Park. Najm, who studied computer science, was coming back from an awards gathering for college students. Kimberlee Guillory, who was homeless and 64 years old, was stabbed on May 1. This was the third and most recent attack. She was badly hurt, but after surgery, she was able to live.
Carlos Dominguez attended school until days before wave of fatal stabbings
Carlos Dominguez went to UC Davis until April 25. On that day, he was kicked out for academic reasons, according to the school. This was done two days before the first body was found. He was in his third year of school and his major was biological sciences. The university says that he went to Oland’s Laney College in the past.
Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said that it’s still not clear why the people were killed, since Carlos Dominguez went with police to talk to them more. They looked in his bag and found a big knife.
Now that the suspect has been caught, the students are back on campus and going to classes that were empty since the wave of stabbings started and people started to worry that there was a “serial killer” on the loose.
“I have no sympathy for the stabber,” Coco Yan told the outlet. “A lot of people were stressed and scared because of it.”
Community mourns the deaths of victims of Carlos Dominguez stabbings
David Breaux and Karim Abou Najm died in terrible ways, and their deaths have left their families and the community in shock. Friends and coworkers remember Breaux as a kind, caring person who always had a smile for everyone.
Najm was a very smart computer science student at UC Davis, and he had just won the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award from the College of Letters and Science. The people at the university are sad about his death and have sent their thoughts to his family.
No one knows why these cruel killings happened, and the investigation is still going on. But now that the suspect Carlos Dominguez has been caught, the community can te a sigh of relief and start to recover from the tragedy.