Pair pleads not guilty in Palmdale stabbing

Victor Enriquez

PALMDALE – Two men charged with stabbing a man to death in an apartment complex parking lot in east Palmdale have pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-six-year-old Alfred Crowder and 23-year-old Jonathan Duke entered their pleas in an Antelope Valley courtroom Tuesday, in connection with the death of 26-year-old Victor Miguel Enriquez, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

Around 11:14 p.m. on Oct. 17, Enriquez was found on the ground, with multiple stab wounds to the torso, in the parking lot of the Sonoma Apartment Homes in the 38500 Block of 11th Street East, officials said. Enriquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crowder was arrested for the murder two days later. About a week after Crowder’s arrest, Duke was also arrested for the crime.

Detectives have not released a motive for the stabbing, and are still investigating the connection between the victim and the suspects, according to lead detective Holly Francisco.

At Tuesday’s court hearing, Crowder was ordered back to custody on $1 million bail, while Duke was ordered held on $1,050,000 bail.

Both men are due back in court on Monday, November 19, for a preliminary hearing on the case.

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  5 comments for “Pair pleads not guilty in Palmdale stabbing

  1. silence....
    November 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

    What happen to inocent until proven guilty?????…neither one have been proven to be guilty..!!!!show me the Evidence….that’s where the waste of tax money is going…..

    • Veniecia
      November 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      The evidence will be shown later on in the trail … Duhhh they don’t bring it out on the first court date. Wtf. Just know justice will be served . Rest In Peace Victor .

      • silence....
        December 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

        So justice will be served???…yo boy was a snitch!!..yo boy was working for the law!… it is what it is if you ask me !! I don’t wish this on no one…..but VICTOR WAS A SNITCH!!!!….

  2. New2AV
    November 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Damn shame the are man enough to stab someone but not man enough to admit guilt and now we the 53% working tax payers have to foot the bill for this needless trial.

    • Valerie
      November 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      New to av the sheriffs got the wrong ones…lmao again they had to see that they made a arrest palmdale sheriffs r @$$hole$ wit no brains!!

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