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News Release

Sunday, January 4, 2009

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Man Stabbed and Killed by Acquaintance

Los Angeles: A verbal dispute early Sunday morning turned to murder when a man was stabbed to death by an acquaintance.

On January 4, 2009, at around 1:20 a.m., two men who had been socializing earlier in the evening with other friends became involved in a verbal dispute at an apartment complex in the 9100 block of National Boulevard.  The verbal dispute quickly escalated to a physical fight during which the victim, 33-year-old San Diego resident Jorge Rosendo, was stabbed multiple times.  

Rosendo was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, but failed to respond to treatment and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Edwin Molina, also 33 years of age, was arrested and booked for the murder.  He is being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Los Angeles Area Homicide Detective M. Pelletier at 310-444-1520.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  All calls and contacts are anonymous.