A Baldwin Hills resident accused of fatally stabbing a man following a dispute at a South Los Angeles bus stop a day after Christmas pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.

Tyron Darell Vazquez, 33, is charged with the Dec. 26 slaying of Alejandro Saenz, 36, of South Los Angeles.

The two men got into a physical altercation after they left a public transit bus at Central and Vernon avenues in South Los Angeles, and Vazquez allegedly fled from the area after stabbing Saenz multiple times, according to prosecutors. Saenz died at a hospital.

Vazquez was arrested Jan. 21 by Los Angeles police after being identified with the help of images released by investigators to the public, prosecutors said.

He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail while awaiting his next court appearance April 5 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

Vazquez could face a maximum of 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

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