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Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in East Palo Alto home

An East Palo Alto man was arrested on Saturday, July 30, following a fatal stabbing of a man in a home on Cooley Avenue.

The man, identified as 47-year-old Darnell Mckean, was arrested in San Francisco's Mission District shortly after 6 p.m., and was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of murder, police said in a statement. He is being held without bail, with a court appearance set for Monday at 1:30 p.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Police got a report of a stabbing victim inside a home in the 1900 block of Cooley Avenue at 11:12 p.m. on Friday, interim Chief Jeff Liu said in a statement released Saturday.

Officers said the victim, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene. He was identified by police as Mario Ventura, who lived in East Palo Alto.

Mckean allegedly stabbed Ventura with a knife during an argument, according to police.

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The stabbing marks the fourth homicide in East Palo Alto this year.

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Andrea Gemmet
Andrea Gemmet was born and raised in the Midpeninsula and has been with the Mountain View Voice since 2010. She became editor of The Almanac in 2020, where she had previously worked as a reporter. Read more >>

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Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in East Palo Alto home

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Uploaded: Sat, Jul 30, 2022, 3:44 pm
Updated: Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 8:45 am

An East Palo Alto man was arrested on Saturday, July 30, following a fatal stabbing of a man in a home on Cooley Avenue.

The man, identified as 47-year-old Darnell Mckean, was arrested in San Francisco's Mission District shortly after 6 p.m., and was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of murder, police said in a statement. He is being held without bail, with a court appearance set for Monday at 1:30 p.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Police got a report of a stabbing victim inside a home in the 1900 block of Cooley Avenue at 11:12 p.m. on Friday, interim Chief Jeff Liu said in a statement released Saturday.

Officers said the victim, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene. He was identified by police as Mario Ventura, who lived in East Palo Alto.

Mckean allegedly stabbed Ventura with a knife during an argument, according to police.

The stabbing marks the fourth homicide in East Palo Alto this year.

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