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

By Jason Kandel and Gordon Tokumatsu
|  Monday, May 27, 2013  |  Updated 11:38 PM PDT
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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.

Robert Kovacik, Edwin Calderon

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.

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Man Held in Deadly Stabbing of Boy in Westlake District

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.
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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.

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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