Man found guilty of fatal stabbing on Highland Park bus

HIGHLAND PARK —  A jury deliberated for 30 minutes before finding a Glendale man guilty of the fatal 2015 stabbing of a Metro bus passenger, the L.A. County District Attorney announced.

Allan Jay Milton, 44, was found guilty on Tuesday of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of Phillip Melendez, 49. The two men got into an argument while riding a northbound No. 81 bus on the evening of Nov. 9, 2015. The argument ended when Melendez was the stabbed in the chest as the bus traveled on Figueroa Street in Highland Park.  Melendez died at the scene.

Milton is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26 and faces 26 years to life in state prison.

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One comment

  1. In case anyone is wondering, transit still way safer than driving:
    ~36,000 annual fatalities driving
    ~1,000 annual fatalities for transit and trains combined, (Transit alone less than 300/year)


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