Bond denied for man accused in Simone's stabbing

Rudy Avina, 43, was stabbed to death at Simone's in Pilsen. (family photo)

A judge denied bond Sunday for a 29-year-old man who allegedly stabbed Rudy Avina at a popular Pilsen bar.

Ulises Almaraz is charged with first-degree murder. Police said he stabbed Avina in the throat around 12:30 a.m. at Simone's Bar and Restaurant, located at 960 West 18th Street, officials said.

Prosecutors said Almaraz was angry because Avina was talking to Almaraz's girlfriend.

A defense attorney said Almaraz is bipolar and schizophrenic.

Avina, 43, a divorced father of three who owned a framing business, was well-known in the Pilsen community.
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