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Leopoldo Bonilla Delatorre, 58

Leopoldo Delatorre, a 58-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Thursday, Nov. 10, in the 10700 block of McNerney Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Delatorre, who lived in Whittier, was doing construction work on a home with his 24-year-old son around 10 a.m. when the two got into an argument, L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.

The dispute escalated, and the son stabbed Delatorre, Corina said. Delatorre was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:14 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Nur Delatorre, who is Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder that day, according to online jail records.

People who know the Delatorres said they were known to argue, Corina said. He added that it is unclear exactly what led to the stabbing and that Nur Delatorre has no criminal record or gang affiliation. 

Nur Delatorre was charged Monday with one count of murder, according to online court records. 

Ramona Valadez, who lives across the street from the scene of the stabbing, said she was home at the time. 

“I didn’t hear any shouting, not even the ambulance,” Valadez said.

But by mid-morning, the scene on her street -- police cars and yellow crime scene tape -- had become very unusual. 

“It’s very peaceful here,” Valadez said. “We all know one another. We all get along.”

Valadez and other neighbors said they did not know the Delatorres. The owner of the home where the two were working could not be reached. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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

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