Christian Romero, the man accused of fatally stabbing 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, was presented in court Wednesday for a status hearing.
The prosecution started off the proceeding by informing the judge he turned over all evidence in the case to the defense. He also formally offered Romero, 23, a plea bargain.
Under the parameters of the plea bargain, Romero would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed. If the judge accepted the plea, Romero would receive a sentence ranging from nine and a half to 17 years in prison.
The plea offer expires May 12, which is when all parties are scheduled to next appear in court.
Romero is charged with second-degree murder while armed for Fuentes-Lazo’s April 2016 murder.
He is expected in court May 12.