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Edgar Neal Everett, 34

Edgar Neal Everett (2014-07-25)

Edgar Neal Everett, a 34-year-old white man, was fatally stabbed Friday, July 25, in the 600 block of North Avalon Boulevard in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 5:45 p.m., Everett was near North Avalon Boulevard and East F Street when he got into an argument with five people, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

During the argument, one of the people pulled out a sharp object and stabbed Everett multiple times.

Everett was pronounced dead in a parking lot at 6:25 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Fernando Cota, a 61-year-old Latino, was arrested in connection with the incident July 29, according to online Sheriff's Department records. Cota has been charged with one count of murder with a special allegation that he used a knife to kill Everett, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Cota is due in court for an arraignment Aug. 14.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor Division Homicide detectives at (310) 726-7882. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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