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News Release

Monday, March 26, 2007

Media Relations

Studio City Murder Suspect in Custody

Los Angeles:  A man was arrested early Sunday morning in the 10900 block of Bluffside Drive after he fatally stabbed an acquaintance.

On Sunday March 25, 2007, at approximately 8:05 AM, Anthony Lovato, 26, of Studio City, became involved in an argument with Wayne Hughes, 25, from Cathedral City.  

The argument escalated into a physical altercation and Lovato used a knife to stab Hughes multiple times.

Hughes was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.  

Lovato was arrested for murder and remains in custody.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detectives Thomas Townsend or Timothy Kirkpatrick at 818-623-4075. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855)


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