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UPDATED: Man Fatally Stabbed in West Hollywood

The man suspected of killing him is hospitalized.

One man was stabbed today in West Hollywood. Patch file photo.
One man was stabbed today in West Hollywood. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 10:31 p.m. March 29, 2014. Edited with new details.

A man who allegedly stabbed his roommate to death in their West Hollywood apartment and overdosed on pills was in custody today.

"The suspect appeared to have taken a large amount of pills and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation prior to booking," Deputy Crystal Hernandez of the sheriff's West Hollywood Station said.

Detectives have some indication of a motive, she said.

"Preliminary information indicated that the suspect and the victim were in an intimate relationship and were living together at the location," she said.

Neither man's name was available as of about midday.

Deputies were sent to an apartment in the 900 block of Palm Avenue at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, initially to do a welfare check on someone. It was unclear who called authorities.

"Upon their arrival, the deputies were informed that the individual who lived at the location may have killed his roommate and was thinking about killing himself," Hernandez said. "After no response in the apartment, the deputies forced entry and discovered the victim."

A man on the kitchen floor had been stabbed, she said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Deputies found the suspect in a bathroom, she said.

--City News Service


Penny Arévalo March 31, 2014 at 03:49 PM
The press release just says 900 block.
Richard Cortijo March 31, 2014 at 04:41 PM
939 palm
erik erikson April 02, 2014 at 11:00 PM
I think its irresponsible of penny arevalo to not post my comments about the possibility of this terrible crime being drug related. she need to open her eyes. there might be lives saved by not putting your head in the ground and afraid to talk about drugs. shame on her and from now on she should not be taken seriously as a journalist
Penny Arévalo April 02, 2014 at 11:08 PM
I didn't take down your post. Let me check the moderation queue.
Penny Arévalo April 02, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Sorry, don't see your comments. Just repost, if you don't mind. But journalistically, it's not fair for me to guess what happened. That's not my job.

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