Man charged in toddler’s stabbing death

A man has been charged with the stabbing death of a 3-year-old girl in a downtown Los Angeles factory in what police say was a random attack.

Ricardo Utuy was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder. His arraignment is set for later in the day.

The girl was with her parents Monday at the clothing factory where they and Utuy work and had left her mother to give her father a cookie. That’s when prosecutors say Utuy attacked the girl, stabbing her multiple times with a knife.

The attempted-murder charge stems from a separate attack on a woman at another factory in March. Prosecutors say Utuy stabbed the woman and fled.

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