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Katan Khaimov, 70

March 12, 2008 | 12:28 pm

Katan Khaimov, a 70-year-old white man, was stabbed at 7414 Romaine St. at about 11:10 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Khaimov was stabbed while on his nightly walk near the Poinsettia Park area. Officers from LAPD's Hollywood Division responded to a call of a man lying on the street. Upon arrival, officers learned that Khaimov had been stabbed. He was taken  by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died the next day at 12:04 a.m.

Khaimov was a husband, a father of five children and a grandfather of one, KNBC Channel 4 reported. Olga Kymova, a daughter, told the television station  that her mother had learned about the stabbing when she encountered police investigators at the scene. Her mother had gone out looking for Khaimov  by car, she said.

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No one should die like that, but especially not a respectable father of 5. Rest in Peace.

This is a shame to do this to anyone, let alone a 70 year old man. What kind of coward...?

I have lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years, and can say that quite likely, most of our crime comes from..

1. the large and mostly unchecked group of crackhead meth transients that live in poinsettia park.

2. there is a regular occurrence in this area of people getting robbed, several of whom i have known personally, in the streets just north and south of Melrose in this area. The robberies share the same M.O. non-local individuals that venture into the area in the late hours or early am to commit armed robberies on pedestrians on these darkened streets. This has been going on for over ten years that i personally know of.

I had heard that the city of west hollywood was planning on taking over operations of poinsettia park from the city of los angeles (as it's right on the border) I really hope this happens. west hollywood's parks are run very nicely and they would clean out what goes on there at night currently.

What a tragedy for this man and his family though. Our thoughts are with his family.

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