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Camarillo man pleads guilty in brother’s stabbing death

Luis Aceves has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Luis Aceves has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother

VENTURA, Calif. - A Camarillo man has pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing his brother in a dispute in 2017.

Luis Aceves, 55, of Camarillo pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in court on Tuesday.

Aceves admitted to stabbing his younger brother, Gilbert Aceves, in their family home on April 6, 2017.

According to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, the two were involved in an argument that turned into a physical altercation. During the fight, Luis Aceves grabbed a knife and stabbed Gilbert Aceves.

Gilbert Aceves was transported to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks where he was later pronounced dead. Luis Aceves was also taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later released.

Luis Aceves was later arrested and charged in his brother's death.

On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and personal use of a knife in the killing of his brother.

He is due back in court on May 25 and is expected to be sentenced to 12 years in state prison. He is currently at the Ventura County Jail being held without bail.

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