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* San Jose Murder Suspects Gregory Lopez And Eddie Rivera Are In Custody For The Fatal Stabbing Of Kristina Harris-Perkins At The Light Rail

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Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing last month at a light rail station in San Jose after they
surrendered to sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office announced today.Gregory Lopez, 19, and Eddie Rivera, 22, both of San Jose, were the second and third suspects arrested in an Aug. 15 incident at the Alum Rock Light Rail station, according to the sheriff’s office. Kristina Harris-Perkins, 19, of Stockton died after she was stabbed when a fight broke out at the station, the sheriff’s office said. Her traveling companions, a 19-year-old Oakland man and a 16-year-old girl, were also stabbed and underwent surgery at Regional Medical Center in San Jose for their wounds.On Aug. 20, sheriff’s detectives arrested 19-year-old David Pilipina of San Jose in connection with the case, the sheriff’s office said. On Aug. 28, the department issued warrants for the arrests of Lopez and Rivera. Sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Rick Sung said detectives have been “working around the clock” on the case, and they asked friends and family of Lopez and Rivera to convince the two to turn themselves in.On Wednesday, Lopez called the sheriff’s office and told detectives he would surrender himself at the Gilroy Police Department, Sung said. Sheriff’s detectives met him there, and Rivera later turned himself in at sheriff’s headquarters in San Jose.On the night of the stabbing, the suspects were with four relatives ranging from 3 to 16 years old, Sung said. He didn’t know what the exact relationships were, but said the minors were taken to the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Child Services because they likely witnessed the fight. “We want to make sure they get the help they need in case they were traumatized,” Sung said. “There could also be some danger associated with them staying with the suspects.”Sung said he couldn’t discuss the details of the fight because the case is still under investigation In an Aug. 19 telephone interview, Harris-Perkins’s father, Andre Perkins, said his daughter had never been involved in a fight in her life. “She didn’t know how to fight,” he said. “I was so overprotective of her. She wouldn’t hurt a fly.”Perkins lives in Clovis, about two and a half hours from where Harris-Perkins was raised by her mother in Stockton. Despite the distance, Perkins said he was very close with his only child, who would visit him on weekends.”She’s the nicest person that you’d ever want to meet,” he said. “I remember when she was in the second grade, she got an award for helping people on the playground. She would give anybody anything. She didn’t mind sharing with anybody.”Perkins said his daughter was preparing to attend a four-year college, and she had found a job as an assistant manager for transportation at SkyWest Airlines in San Francisco with the help of Job Corps, a federal education and job training youth program that she had joined in October 2008.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the detectives’ desk at (408) 808-4500 or leave an anonymous tip at (408) 808-4431.

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  • I feel bad for all the families in this awful death, David and Greg and Manuel were good kids growing up, I know them and their parents, just like any other kid growing up playing with friends and just being kids. Now all this crap about the victim being all goodie goodie is ok too, so were this 3 young men they did’nt go out to kill that day. They went to the Mall and watch a movie, The other kids that were already on the light rail were loud and starting problems with other riders but the other riders just walked away, this 3 guys and their sister and kids get on and what do you think happen, Oh yeah the problem kids start shit again but with the wrong group this time a group that was not backing down and actually talking shit back to them and it escalated so fast that it was out of the control those problem kids that the victim was with could not handle even with the scissors he armed him self with was not enough. And now we have a victim from what they started when they started problems in the light rail with people. The just Fu….. with the wrong people. Now they area all victims……sad Maybe she should have picked better friends in San Jose to hang out with. RIP. David, Greg, Manuel Keep strong god knows what really happen and you will be blessed….. Amen

  • E.R Damn homie Im sorry to hear this case against you, and I know you aint scared in there because you may be a little nigga but you handle yourself like a big dog. Much love homie little youngsta LOL… Miss you homie 1 love homie, stay strong cuzz.. Love you man!

  • anybody who walks around with knives or guns are the ones to blame. period. if your willing to kill someone over words, then you are also willling to sit in jail for a good long time. so tough guys, when you commit a murder or stabbing or shooting that you are SO proud of, then stand up and take your time like a man. of course, this is not what happens. everyone says NOT GUILTY, cuz they really dont stand for anything in the long run. cowards.

  • we all grew up in the childrens shelter as kids!!!! i knew these three guys david graig and manuel since we were all very little growing up in a kids shelter!! these three men are very kind and always willing to help you out, i know they didnt stab this young girl for no reason,somthing had to cause these guys to do that and i know how black people get loud like someone should be afaid of them. its sad that the young girl lost her life! my respects goes out to her and her loved ones! but in reality we are gonna end up loosing 4 lives very young lives! thats the bigger picture people!!!!! peace

  • all of u were friends or people that she may have touch,but David was also my friend, one of the ones that was easy to get along with. u talk about him as if you knew him. label him a monster as if u meet him,truth is he was a nice guy as well. he was always there when a friend was down or in trouble he was a good father always a family man, maybe she got what was coming to her or maybe the people she was hanging around with was causing problems i bet none of you thought about that.i bet no one of you could or would say what you have said here to our face. i care very little on what you have to say about me,but don’t speak about him as if u knew him or know where we’re coming from because you don’t.you say “rot in hell” or “i hope u die”power words but it mean little to people like us.like your words i care,feel,and think nothing of your little friend Kristina just like u care about my friends but to tell the truth she’ll be the first to rot in hell

  • A.gomez- YOU NEED TO GROW THE dUCK UP . KRISTINA WAS THE SWEETEST MOST CARING PERSON I HAVE EVER MET . SHE STUCK BY MY SIDE THRU EVERYTHING . SHE WAS NEVER A BAD OR MEAN PERSON . SHE DIDN’T DESERVE TO HAVE HER LIFE TAKIN BY THOSE ANIMALS . I HOPE THEY ROT IN HELL FOR WHAT THEY DID TO HER

  • KRISTINA WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND I COULD ALMOST SWEAR ON MY LIFE SHE WAS BETTER THAN YOU A. GOMEZ. YOU DESERVE TO DIE AND ROT IN HELL FOR SAYING SUCH THINGS IF YOU KNEW HER OR HER MOTHER I SWEAR ON MY LIFE YOU WOULDN’T BE SAYING ANYTHING LIKE THAT. TWO SIDES THOSE GUYS TOOK A FEMALES LIFE AND YOU THINK THAT IS RIGHT? SWEET KIND HEARTED? I HOPE YOU GET A HIT BY A TRAIN OR CAR OR AS A MATTER A FACT DO EVERYONE A FAVOR AND JUMP OFF THE HIGHEST BUILDING YOU MA’AM OR SIR DO NOT DESERVE TO LIVE. YOUR LIFE HAS NO WORTH. I AM YOUNG BUT I AM SURE I AM FURTHER IN LIFE THAN YOU. I AM SURE SHE CHANGED MORE LIVES THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW. GO CRAWL UP SOMEBODYS BEHIND AND STARVE.

  • First off your an ignorant ditch fro saying those things about kristina and job corps… you dont have to be a bad person to go to job corps..i chose to go to go to job corp to get a job faster..as well as half of the youth there..including kristina….so first off you probably got some connection to those weak ass killers or else you wouldnt be saying all that thit…and i dont need the other side of the story…stop gang banging and get a duckin life already..your pathetic..they were at the ligthrail trying to start a fight over..i hope they get what they deserved..and you too

  • Grow up & face reality she obviously wasnt an innocent if she had to come to San Jose from Stockton to attempt to better her life, Job Core sorry to say is not a privleged school to attend its not no S.J.S.U she obviously messed up some where along her life to have to try an make things better, not to say she or anyone deserves to have there lives or freedom taken but these young men arent out to be as bad as you guys are all trying to make them seem, enough is enough already get the other side of the story before you even attempt to judge these really sweet young kind hearted men thats all i have to say for now!Always remember viewers theres ALWAYS 2 sides of a story!

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