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Newbury Park Stabbing Suspect Charged With Murder, Arraignment Continued

Tuesday May 31, 2022

     Updated--The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has formally charged a man with murder in connection with the death of another man in Newbury Park.

     28-year-old Alain Alvarez of Thousand Oaks is accused of the May 22nd stabbing death of 24-year-old Oliver Willis of Thousand Oaks.

     In addition to the murder charge, Alvarez is also facing a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon.

     He is being held without bail and his arraignment was continued until June 30th.

     The killing happened outside of an apartment complex in the 1800 block of West Hillcrest Drive.

     Deputies say they had responded to that location on a disturbance call and found Willis on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds.

     He was pronounced dead at the scene.

     Two days later, detectives identified Alvarez as a suspect and arrested him.

     According to court records, Alvarez has both felony and misdemeanor convictions for battery in gang-related cases as well as a drug conviction.

     Meanwhile, court records showed that the victim Willis was convicted and sentenced in 2019 in connection with a 2018 shooting in Simi Valley that wounded a person.