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South Gate high school stabbing suspect appears in court

October 4, 2011 |  1:43 pm

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Arraignment was postponed Tuesday for a South Gate high school student accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death on campus.

Abraham Lopez, an 18-year-old senior at South East High School, appeared in a Downey courthouse Tuesday to have his arraignment rescheduled for Oct. 25.

He remained in custody in lieu of $1.26-million bail.

Lopez was stoic throughout the court proceeding, turning a few times to look at friends, relatives and his mother, who sobbed quietly in the back.

He is accused of killing senior Cindi Santana, 17, last Friday during lunch hour.

If convicted, he would face a maximum sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.

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 — Sam Quinones

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Photo: Abraham Lopez, who is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend at their high school in South Gate, appears for arraignment in a Downey court. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times.

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