LANCASTER, Calif. – A man who allegedly fatally stabbed a father and daughter in a Kohl’s parking lot in Palmdale is set to be arraigned next month on a pair of murder charges.
Carlos Francogonzalez is scheduled to appear Dec. 14 in a Lancaster courtroom in connection with the attack last Thursday morning on Kenneth and McKenna Evans, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The charges include an allegation that he used a deadly weapon, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The attack occurred at about 11:50 a.m. last Thursday in the store’s parking lot in the 39800 block of 10th Street West, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect — subsequently identified by the District Attorney’s Office as Francogonzalez — asked the male adult victim 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 last Friday by the sheriff’s department.
The woman died at the scene and the male victim died at a hospital, according to the sheriff’s department.
Francogonzalez — who turned 36 that day — was taken into custody that afternoon and remains behind bars in lieu of $4 million bail, jail records show.
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