Sailor pleads guilty to fatal stabbing aboard LA-bound container ship

A Filipino national who fatally stabbed a crew member on a container ship en route from Shanghai to Los Angeles pleaded guilty Monday to a federal criminal charge.

Michael Monegro, 43, has pleaded to one federal count of committing an act of violence against a person aboard a vessel that may endanger the safe navigation of the vessel, according to the prosecutor’s office. American.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer has scheduled a sentencing hearing for September 12, when Monegro will face up to life behind bars, prosecutors said.

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