Steven Westbrook, a 26-year-old white man, died on Tuesday, Aug. 15, after he was beaten and stabbed in the 25600 block of Cypress Street in Lomita, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Westbrook went to visit a friend who lived near his Lomita home the evening of Aug. 13, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Investigators believe Westbrook and his friend, James Matthew Sias, 33, got into an argument and that Sias began assaulting Westbrook around 8:40 p.m., Mendoza said.
Westbrook was taken to the hospital with head trauma and stab wounds, Mendoza said. He was pronounced dead two days later at 4:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as blunt head trauma and a stab wound to the neck.
The Daily Breeze reported that Westbrook was a former Narbonne High School ...