VAN NUYS ( — A 41-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing his girlfriend was charged on Monday.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Osmar Gomez faced one count of murder and a special allegation that he personally used a box cutter, which is considered a deadly and dangerous weapon.

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Prosecutors said Gomez is accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend on Tuesday while she sat in the front passenger seat of a truck, located in an alley near Lemay Street and Kester Avenue.

She was later identified by authorities as Klaudia Alas, a mother of three.

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He was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

If convicted, Gomez faces up to life in state prison.

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Prosecutors have recommended his bail be set at $1 million.