Suspects Arrested in Fatal Stabbing in Rose Bowl Parking Lot

Two men met in the Rose Bowl parking lot to settle a dispute that began on social media, police said

A man and woman were arrested in the stabbing death of a man in a Rose Bowl parking lot.

Miguel Castaneda, 23, was charged with murder and held on $2 million bond. Valentina Rosales, 23, was charged with being an accessory after the fact and held on $1 million bond. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Friday. 

The victim, identified as Demetrio Tapia II, 22, was found dead late Monday in Parking Lot K along the loop around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, police said. Witnesses reported what sounded like a fight between at least two men before the stabbing. 

Castaneda and Tapia apparently had a dispute on social media days before the confrontation, police said. They met in the parking lot to settle the argument and began fighting. 

Details about the dispute were not immediately available.

Tapia died at the scene due to stab wounds. 

The loop around the historic football stadium is popular among runners and walkers, some of whom exercise late at night. Details about what led up to the confrontation were not available early Tuesday.

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