22-Year Sentence in Cold Case Murder

22-Year Sentence in Cold Case Murder

Where La Cita Bar once stood

Victim suffered 104 stab wounds

LOS ANGELES — On December 17, 2001, the 71-year-old owner of La Cita Bar, Alfredo Treveno, was set upon by several men and stabbed repeatedly (104 times) until he died.

Investigators gathered information and investigated the crime but came up cold by 2006.

Former LA council member Greg Smith, now a LAPD Reserve Officer, resumed the investigation in 2012 and, after additional research, received a positive match on DNA retrieved from the crime scene attached to pieces of rubber gloves.

44-year-old Hugo Lara is currently serving a term in state prison for second degree robbery, with five years remaining.  Last week he pleaded guilty to murder in Trevino’s death.

Lara received a sentence of 22 years in prison, to be served consecutively to the five years he still has left on his robbery sentence.

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