Man found guilty of stabbing 3-year-old girl to death in downtown L.A.

Ricardo Augusto Utuy aka Juan Perez (Los Angeles Police Department)

On Tuesday, a jury found a man guilty of fatally stabbing a 3-year-old girl at a clothing factory in downtown Los Angeles in 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Ricardo Augusto Utuy, 37, who also goes by the name Juan Perez, was found guilty of one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder, Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta said.

The jury also found true special allegations that Utuy personally used a knife to commit the crime.

The District Attorney's Office says Utuy first attacked a woman at a factory in downtown L.A. on March 10, 2016, and stabbed her before fleeing the scene. The victim survived the attack.

On Oct. 31, 2016, Utuy, who was working at a clothing factory in the 800 block of McGarry Street, according to DA's Office, ran towards the 3-year-old girl as she was giving her father a cookie and stabbed her multiple times with a knife. The girl was rushed to the hospital where she died.

Sentencing for Utuy is scheduled for Sept. 23. Utuy faces 30 years to life in state prison.