West Hollywood Stabbing Suspect and Victim ID'd

The two were reportedly intimate roommates.

Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Originally posted at 6:04 p.m. March 31, 2014. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the man suspected of stabbing his West Hollywood roommate to death as Andre Damiane Davids, 36.

Davids remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail. Investigators believe he stabbed Kurtland Ma, 34, in what may have been a murder-attempted suicide. Earlier, a deputy in the West Hollywood station said Davids “appeared to have taken a large amount of pills”

The two men were apparently intimate, Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Sunday.

A press release issued today offered no further details.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

To provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


JESS Kalinowsky Registered Voter March 31, 2014 at 09:12 PM
"The two men were apparently intimate," what does this mean? were they roommates? Lovers? was one a "trick"? or choose one? ambiguous?
Penny Arévalo March 31, 2014 at 09:25 PM
From the previous (and linked) article: "Preliminary information indicated that the suspect and the victim were in an intimate relationship and were living together at the location," she said.
kab1200 March 31, 2014 at 10:44 PM
If you go on Facebook, Kurtland had a profile, and had added a picture of him and Andre as a couple. He stated he was in a relationship. Very sad.
Brian Hamilton April 01, 2014 at 12:04 AM
There's a much more comprehensive article with photos on wehoville (sorry, Patch) http://www.wehoville.com/2014/03/31/deputies-say-weho-stabbing-death-apparent-murder-suicide/
Penny Arévalo April 01, 2014 at 12:13 AM


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