MARTINEZ — A Bay Area man pleaded no contest to manslaughter in connection with a fatal January 2022 stabbing, court records show.
Gerald Delgado, 39, accepted a 13-year prison term as part of a deal with Contra Costa prosecutors. In exchange, murder charges against him were dismissed.
Delgado was originally charged with murdering 31-year-old Thomas Arellano. Police say Arellano was stabbed multiple times at around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2022, during an altercation inside a home on Bennett Way.
Delgado’s sentence was finalized last November, and he was transferred to the state prison system Nov. 22. He is currently incarcerated at North Kern State Prison in Delano and is eligible for parole in 2030, records show.