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Sharon Fader, 75

Sharon Fader, a 75-year-old white woman, was pronounced dead Thursday, Jan. 24, after she was stabbed in the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue in Santa Monica, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 6:30 a.m., officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a call of a man requesting assistance, according to a news release from the department.

Police found three adults – two men and Fader – suffering from stab wounds. Fader was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The two men were taken to a hospital to be treated for their stab wounds, police said.

The men were later identified as Howard Fader, 82, and Stephen Lloyd Fader, 42, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said that Stephen Fader stabbed his mother and father multiple times on or between Jan. 23 and 24.

Stephen Fader has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Stephen Fader, of Brentwood, also faces allegations that he used a knife as a deadly weapon and inflicted great bodily injury upon his father.

Stephen Fader pleaded not guilty Feb. 19.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 458-8943 or (310) 458-8992. 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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