SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for the stabbing-murder of a stranger in a parking lot. Daniel Perez Munoz, 23, Garden Grove, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife. If convicted, Perez Munoz faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Aug. 2, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On Jan. 11, 2014, Perez Munoz is accused of leaving his friend's apartment in Stanton and approaching a local family man, 52-year-old Phuong “Bob” Huynh, as he walked across the parking lot of a local business. Perez Munoz is accused of confronting Huynh and stabbing the victim several times in the neck and chest. The victim took one or two steps before he collapsed and died at the scene from the stab wounds.
Perez Munoz is accused of fleeing the scene.
On Jan. 11, 2014, the Garden Grove Police Department arrested Perez Munoz at his home approximately one hour after the murder.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Murray of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 14WF0136 / August 1, 2016