Merced man pleads guilty to 2004 stabbing death

Michael Vincent Cisneros, 25, of Merced pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2004 stabbing death of a Modesto man, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager said Monday.

Cisneros fatally stabbed Matthew Hubrechtsen in the abdomen after Hubrechtsen intervened in an argument Cisneros was having with his girlfriend, Richelle Zaragoza. Cisneros is facing as much as 12 years in state prison when he is sentenced Nov. 6