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News Release

Monday, February 10, 2003

Media Relations

Pacific Area Stabbing Results in Death of 36 Year-Old Male

"Pacific Area Stabbing Results in Death of 36 Year-Old Male"


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a 36 year-old male.

On February 8, 2003 at approximately 9:15 p.m., 63 year-old William K. Breitinger, got into an argument with an unidentified male victim in front of a residence located on the 9300 block of Belford Avenue in Westchester.

The argument escalated to a physical altercation between Breitinger and the victim. During the brawl, Breitinger stabbed the victim. Transported to a local hospital, the victim was pronounced dead by attending medical physicians.

Breitinger was arrested and booked for Murder, 187 P.C.

The investigation is on-going and is being conducted by Pacific Area Homicide Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 310-202-4513. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.