A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro bus in Highland Park, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro bus in Highland Park, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A Glendale man convicted in the stabbing death of a passenger on a Metro bus in Highland Park was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in state prison.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry denied the defense’s motion for a new trial for Allan Jay Milton, 44, who was found guilty March 28 of first-degree murder for the Nov. 9, 2015, killing of Phillip Melendez of Los Angeles.

Authorities said Milton stabbed the 49-year-old victim after getting into an argument with him. Milton fled when the bus stopped at North Figueroa and Meridian streets, and was arrested the next day by the sheriff’s Transit Policing Division.

—City News Service

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