11-Year-Old Boy Dies from Stab Wounds; Stepfather in Custody

A boy was fatally stabbed and his stepfather was arrested in the Monday morning incident

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    Neighbors are trying to cope with the death of an 11-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed Monday Morning. His stepfather was arrested. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 27, 2013.

    An 11-year-old boy died from stab wounds on Monday and his stepfather was detained as a "person of interest" in connection with the death, police said.

    The incident happened about 9 a.m. in the 200 block of South Carondelet Street near MacArthur Park in the Westlake area, police said.

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    Police responding to a 911 domestic call in the MacArthur Park area found an 11-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds. A man believed to be the boy's step-father also suffered injuries and is being held as a person of interest. Gordon Tokumatsu reports from MacArthur Park for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 27, 2013.

    The 26-year-old stepfather, who police said suffered an injury to the shoulder, was taken into custody for questioning, Capt. Gary Walters, of the LAPD's Rampart Division.

    A neighbor said she has called police before after hearing what she thought were a child's screams, "hitting sounds" and tears of agony coming from the second-floor apartment.

    Another neighbor, who refused to be identified, said he heard a man inside the unit tell the boy to shut up or be quiet every week.

    Police did not confirm the neighbors' accounts.

     


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