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News Release

Friday, October 19, 2007

Media Relations

Man Stabbed to Death

Los Angeles: A 42-year-old man was stabbed to death by an acquaintance yesterday in Lake View Terrace.

At about 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to an ambulance cutting in the 11600 block of Hunnewell Avenue, and found Cesar-Jose Diaz suffering from multiple stab wounds to his abdomen.

Paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died.

According to investigators, Diaz and two of his companions were in a garage drinking and socializing. An argument broke out between Diaz and one of the men identified as Jose Avilez, 38. Avilez became angry, pulled out a screwdriver and stabbed Diaz.

Avilez was booked for murder at Foothill Division.

Anyone with information is asked to call Foothill Homicide Detectives Mario Santana or Heather Gahry at 818-834-3115. After hours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).