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October 24, 2007 | 3:20
Cesar Jose Diaz, 42, a Latino man, was stabbed in the 11600 block of Hunnewell Avenue in Sylmar about 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and died right after at 7:55 p.m.
He and two friends were in a garage drinking. An arguemtn broke out between Diaz and one of the men, identified as Jose Avilez, 38. Avilez pulled out a screwdriver and stabbed Diaz. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.