San Jose man arrested in sexual assault, fatal stabbing on separate victims in July

SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose police have arrested a 22-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman before fatally stabbing a man in July, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.

Twenty-year-old Luis Alfredo Sandoval, of San Jose, is a suspect in the death of 22-year-old Eric Christopher Hampton, of Oakland, during the early morning hours of Jul. 24, Garcia said.

The 20-year-old man is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman before the stabbing, according to police.

Around 1:45 a.m. that day, officers responded to a report of a person stabbed in the area of South Second and Martha streets and found a man later identified as Hampton, police said.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries, according to police.

Detectives identified Sandoval as a suspect and arrested him in Los Altos on Friday, police said.

The death was the city’s 28th homicide this year, according to police.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police Detective Sgt. Bert Milliken, Detective Raul Corral or Detective Todd Jennings at (408) 277-5283. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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