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April 10, 2014 | By Richard Simon
MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- The attorney for the 16-year-old suspect in a high school stabbing rampage discounted bullying as a motive, saying Thursday that Alex Hribal had endured some teasing from classmates but nothing "overbearing" that would equate to bullying. After meeting with Alex Hribal for several hours at a juvenile jail, attorney Patrick Thomassey said the motivation for Wednesday's mayhem  at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville remained a “mystery” to him and the boy's parents because Hribal doesn't have any history of mental illness or violent behavior.
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April 27, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A mother with reported emotional problems fatally stabbed her 7-month-old son at a Bay Area park on Saturday, police said. East Bay Regional Park District Police Chief Timothy Anderson told the San Jose Mercury News that the mother, who was not identified, had depression.  Police discovered a car abandoned at  Del Valle Regional Park on Saturday morning. Rangers began searching and found the woman on a trail holding her lifeless baby. "This kind of thing rarely happens in our jurisdiction," Anderson told the newspaper.
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April 11, 2014 | By Richard Simon and Paresh Dave
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- Students at Franklin Regional Senior High School, still mystified at what could have provoked a shy sophomore boy accused in the mass stabbing of 21 people, wished the best Friday for four classmates who remained in critical condition. One student in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital was scheduled to undergo additional surgery Friday. The boy was pierced in the liver, close to his heart, a doctor said. At Forbes Regional Hospital, three boys, ages 15, 16 and 16, were listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
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April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
A teenage boy suspected of fatally stabbing his high school classmate at a Connecticut high school just hours before the junior prom is under psychiatric evaluation, the teen's lawyer said Saturday. At the same time, friends of stabbing victim Maren Sanchez mourned her death, sharing memories of a girl they described as an outgoing teen who served as something of a “counselor” for many students and was known for heartfelt chats by her locker. The 16-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld because of his age, will not be in court during Monday's scheduled arraignment, his attorney, Edward J. Gavin, told the Los Angeles Times.
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September 2, 2013
Two men were stabbed early Monday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, authorities say. The men were standing on the sidewalk near a pizza parlor on the south side of Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue when the violence unfolded at about 1 a.m., KTLA reported , citing Los Angeles police. Both victims were stabbed in the neck and were treated by firefighters at the scene before being hospitalized in critical condition. No arrests have been made. A bit earlier and just a few blocks away, there was a double shooting outside of Hollywood nightclub.
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July 19, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
Los Angeles and Santa Monica police are investigating at least three stabbings of homeless people as they slept and where typed and signed "death warrants" were left at the scene, according to several law enforcement sources. The victims, two men and a woman in their 50s, survived the attacks. The first incident was reported July 4 when a 56-year-old homeless man was found bleeding with a large "hunting-type" knife protruding from his back near the intersection of 3rd and Main streets in Santa Monica, according to the sources.
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July 21, 2012 | Frank Shyong and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A man was in custody late Friday in connection with the stabbings of three transients while they slept. The attacker left behind rambling "death warrants. " Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Courtney Anthony Robinson was taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. by an LAPD Hollywood gang officer. He has since been turned over to robbery-homicide detectives, Smith said. The detectives will question Robinson overnight, Smith said, adding that it's "unknown if he will be booked for the attempted murders at this time.
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July 22, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A homeless man who authorities suspect stabbed three Los Angeles-area transients while they slept and left behind rambling "death warrants" is believed to also be responsible for two other knife attacks in Santa Barbara, police said Saturday. Courtney Anthony Robinson, 38, called 911 on Friday evening and surrendered to police about 8:40 p.m. at a Hong Kong Express eatery in the center of Hollywood, said LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith. Robinson was "lucid" and was taken into custody without incident, Smith said.
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December 18, 1985
Los Angeles police Tuesday announced the arrest of one of two Grant High School students sought in the stabbing of two schoolmates across the street from the Van Nuys campus Monday morning. A 16-year-old boy was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday at his home in Central Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Lt. Bruce Meyer said. The youth was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, Meyer said.
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February 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police said Tuesday that an 18-year-old had been arrested in the stabbing of two students after a high school basketball game. One of the teenage boys stabbed Monday night at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey remained hospitalized in critical condition while the other was released, police said.
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April 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A 16-year-old boy refused to drop the knives he was using in a slashing attack at a Pennsylvania school and told a school official that he had “more people to kill,” according to a police affidavit released Friday. Alex Hribal was arraigned Friday on 21 counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the April 9 attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., about 20 miles from Pittsburgh. Hribal, who remains in custody, was originally charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.
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April 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Milford, Conn., high school just hours before the junior prom on Friday, officials said. Maren Sanchez died from her wounds at Bridgeport Hospital, Milford Police Chief Keith Mello told reporters. “We are obviously devastated by the loss of one of our students,” School Superintendent Elizabeth Feser said at the news conference from the scene. A 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody, officials said. His name is being withheld because of his age. Students at the school told reporters that the incident was caused by a dispute over a date for the junior prom, originally scheduled for Friday night but canceled because of the stabbing.
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April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A homeless man who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a Lynwood woman last year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded guilty to assault likely to produce great bodily harm Wednesday in connection with the June 18 attack off Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. During the attack, Wolstone pushed 23-year-old Christine Calderon then put her in a headlock after she refused to give him and a second homeless man a dollar for taking their picture as they held up signs asking for money that included profanity.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
HORLIVKA, Ukraine - Yelena Rybak sat quietly next to her husband for an hour under their carport, alone and for the last time. She touched his battered face and stroked his cold hands, as if the warmth of her fingers might still wake him. Then it was time for the young, bearded priest, who arrived with several dozen relatives, friends and sympathizers. They escorted Yelena and 42-year-old Volodymyr from the gray-brick house through a wooden fence and onto a narrow street of buckling pavement.
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April 22, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was injured Tuesday night in a stabbing attack in Venice, police said. The victim was attacked around 8:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Venice Way , just a short walk from the boardwalk, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim's name was not released. He was believed to be in his 20s and was taken by paramedics to a hospital. "It does not appear that his wounds are life threatening," Officer Sara Faden said. The attacker or attackers fled the scene.
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April 21, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A nurse remained in critical condition Monday after being stabbed multiple times in a Sylmar hospital, officials said. “She's said to be a fighter, and she's hanging in there,” said Lt. Denise Stephenson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's County Services Bureau. A man entered the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center around 2 a.m. Sunday and bypassed a weapons screening checkpoint, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies ran after him and were searching the hospital when they heard a woman scream.
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May 26, 1997
A 29-year-old man died Sunday after being stabbed outside a house on the 500 block of Hamilton Street. Police and paramedics were called to the home at 11:45 a.m., said Loren Wyrick, a spokesman for the Police Department. The man was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where he was treated for a stab wound to his upper torso, but died about 5 p.m. Police said the incident, which is under investigation, did not appear to be gang-related.
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March 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly broke into his estranged wife's North Hollywood home, slashed her throat and stabbed her boyfriend's father in the head with a kitchen knife, police said. Their 14-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son witnessed the stabbings, and the girl was cut on the hand when she tried to protect her mother, according to Sgt. John Pasquariello of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division.
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April 20, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A 26-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday after he ran into a Sylmar hospital and stabbed an on-duty nurse, authorities said. Ramiro Carnalla entered Olive View - UCLA Medical Center about 2 a.m. and went around the hospital's weapons screening area, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Carnalla then ran into the building with security guards and deputies trailing after him. As authorities searched the hospital, they heard a woman scream and found a nurse who had been stabbed several times in the upper and lower torso, authorities said.
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April 20, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Two on-duty nurses were stabbed in separate incidents at Los Angeles-area hospitals Sunday, leaving one of them hospitalized in critical condition, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The first stabbing occurred at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar at around 2 a.m., when a man entered the hospital, made his way past a weapons screening area and into the building. Sheriff's deputies searching for him heard a scream that led them to the victim, a female nurse who'd been stabbed in the upper body.
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