PALMDALE – A man who allegedly fatally stabbed a father and daughter in a Kohl’s parking lot in Palmdale last fall pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a pair of murder charges.
Carlos Francogonzalez is charged in the Oct. 27 attack on 54-year-old Kenneth Evans and 22-year-old McKenna Evans in the store’s parking lot in the 39800 block of 10th Street West.
The charges include an allegation that he used a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Francogonzalez asked Kenneth Evans for assistance regarding his vehicle, during which an argument allegedly ensued that “led to a physical fight and ultimately the stabbing of both victims,” according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
McKenna Evans died at the scene and Kenneth Evans died at a hospital, according to the sheriff’s department.
Francogonzalez — who turned 36 on the day of the attack — was taken into custody that afternoon and has remained behind bars since then, jail records show.
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