Fugitives Violent Crime

* Investigators Need Help Finding Kristina Perkins Killers From Light Rail Stabbing Gregory Lopez And Eddie Rivera, David Pilipina In custody

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Santa Clara County sheriff’s investigators are still hoping the public can help them track down two men wanted in connection with a stabbing murder at a San Jose light rail station last month. Two groups got into a fight at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Alum Rock light rail station on Capitol Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.Kristina Harris-Perkins, 19, of Stockton, was stabbed and died that night at Regional Medical Center in San Jose. Two friends of Harris-Perkins, a 19-year-old Oakland man and a 16-year-old girl, underwent surgery for stab wounds and were released.Investigators reviewed surveillance footage from the station and interviewed witnesses, and on Aug. 20 arrested David Pilipina, 19, of San Jose, at a home off of Monterey Highway, sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Sung said. Pilipina was arraigned last week and will return to court on Oct. 9 to enter a plea. He faces one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder, the same charges the other two suspects will face if arrested, Santa Clara County district attorney’s spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.The other suspects are Gregory Lopez, 19, and Eddie Rivera, 22.Both are San Jose residents. Sheriff’s deputies searched for Lopez and Rivera last week at their last-known address on Lyndale Avenue but did not find them, Sung said. Lopez is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. Rivera is also Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds.The sheriff’s office investigates crimes that occur at VTA light-rail stations and bus stops, Sung said.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you  have any information.

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