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Markeon Taylor, 24 [Update]

Markeon Taylor, a 24-year-old black man, died Monday, April 2, a day after he was stabbed in the 1000 block of Patterson Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Taylor was at a residence with his girlfriend April 1 about 2:50 a.m. when they got into a fight, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

The altercation became physical and the girlfriend grabbed a knife, Winter said. Taylor attempted to seize the knife.

The girlfriend tried to push Taylor away at which point he was stabbed.

Authorities were called and the victim was taken to County-USC Medical Center where he died the next day at 4:09 a.m.

Coroner's records show Taylor died from stab wounds to the chest.

It was unknown if the girlfriend was arrested in connection with the death.

The Times has contacted investigators to obtain additional information about the case and will post an update as soon as possible.

Felony complaint for Erica Artavia Campbell

[Updated July 17: Pomona Police homicide Det. J. Uribe, who is handling the case, said Erica Campbell, a 25-year-old black woman, was arrested April 4 in connection with Taylor's death. She has been charged with one count of murder.

Investigators said Taylor and Campbell were dating at the time of the incident. Despite preliminary reports, the exact motive for the killing is unclear.

Campbell is being held in lieu of $1.075-million bail at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the Pomona Superior Court.

Jessica Corde, Taylor's mother, contacted the Homicide Report and said her son was a "sweet, kind-hearted, loyal person." He was born in Fountain Valley, California and went by the nickname "Buccy."

"He was a beautiful spirit," Corde said.

At the time of his death, Taylor was residing in Tennessee, but was in Southern California to attend his brother’s murder trial. Marquis Leblanc, 18, was killed in 2009 a little more than a mile away from where Taylor was slain.

Corde expressed anger and sadness regarding the death of her sons, but she resolves to seek justice and see their respective murder trials through the end.]

Anyone with additional details about the slaying is asked to contact Det. Uribe at (909) 620-2095. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

— Los Angeles Times

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