Jose de Jesus Ruiz faces murder charges after a fight over a youth football game at a Monterey Park pizzeria left another man dead, L.A. Times reports.
Ruiz, 22, attended a Pop Warner football game in Bell Gardens on Saturday before going to a Shakey's pizza restaurant in Monterey Park, authorities said. Fans from a rival team were also at the restaurant. A verbal disagreement escalated into a physical fight, during which Ruiz allegedly stabbed and killed 25-year-old Patrick Raymond Ortega.
Ruiz, who is from Bakersfield, according to Pasadena Star-News, will be arraigned in Alhambra Superior Court and is charged with one count of murder. If convicted, Ruiz will face 26 years to life in prison.
*An original version of this story reported that Ruiz was from Alhambra. That was incorrect. We regret the error.