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Frederico Hernandez Hernandez-Vasquez, 67

Frederico Hernandez Vasquez, a 67-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Nov. 12, in the 11000 block of Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:30 a.m. Vasquez was walking through a park getting exercise and collecting cans when a man walked up to him and stabbed him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Peteque.   

The man then stabbed a 61-year-old who was sitting on a bench, Peteque said.

Police arrived and arrested a man, authorities said.

Vasquez was pronounced dead at 7:59 a.m. The 61-year-old man is expected to survive, Peteque said. “There is no real motive,” Peteque said. “They were just out for a walk.”

Anthony James Medrano, a 29-year-old Latino, was charged Nov. 15 with murder, attempted murder, attempted aggravated mayhem and attempted mayhem, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Medrano has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and is due back in court Feb. 2, a spokesman for the district attorney's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peteque at (818) 374-1934. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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