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Wayne Hughes, 25

Wayne Hughes, 26, a white man, was stabbed in the chest and back at 10965 Bluffside Drive in North Hollywood and died at Holy Cross hospital shortly after 10 a.m. March 25. Arrested was Anthony Lovato, 26, a white man. Police said the pair argued over a woman, and Lovato stabbed Hughes.

The Times reported on March 26 that Lovato was the former lead singer for suburban Chicago punk rock band Mest. He was initially held on $1-million bail pending an investigation into criminal homicide, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lovato and Hughes were arguing in the parking structure of an apartment building when the victim allegedly punched Lovato, Lopez said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges against Lovato, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove the killing was not self-defense.

[This post initially incorrectly gave Lovato's time of death as about midnight.]

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