On the night of Sept. 21, 1990, Stephen Aniston — who, before starting to use cocaine, received an athletic scholarship from UC Irvine — met with Arcelara to buy $20 worth of drugs, according to prosecutors. Aniston, who was ranked among the world's top 200 tennis players by the United State Tennis Assn., lost his scholarship as a result of using cocaine, prosecutors said.
During the transaction, a dispute broke out between the two, and Arcelara, who was 26 at the time, stabbed Aniston, prosecutors said.
Aniston managed to escape in his car and was spotted by Huntington Beach police officers on Yorktown Avenue east of Beach Boulevard.
The officers attempted to stop him, but Aniston crossed the center divider and crashed.
He was found with severe injuries from the stabbing and died at the scene before help arrived, prosecutors said.
In a period of five years, Arcelara was arrested under 21 different aliases on suspicion of various crimes, including narcotic-related offenses, and has had 16 major violations since going to prison, prosecutors said.
He continues to deny his guilt in the stabbing of Aniston and has not shown any remorse, prosecutors said.
Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones attended Arcelara's hearing and opposed the parole on Rackauckas' behalf.