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On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, The Times launched a new version of the Homicide Report. You have arrived at the old blog.

Readers can no longer post new comments on this site, but we encourage you to join the conversation on our new site. The updated Homicide Report features an interactive map and searchable database of the more than 2,600 homicides in L.A. County since January 2007, when Times' reporter Jill Leovy first started this blog with the goal of covering each one.

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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce

Harbor Gateway: Joseph Martinez, 49

August 21, 2009 |  7:59 am
The location of Joseph Martinez's shooting. Click for demographic information about this area. Joseph Martinez, a 49-year-old white man, was slashed in the cheek and neck and died Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez was slashed in the 12000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said a broken beer bottle was used to kill Martinez. The incident happened at 12:25 a.m., and Martinez was pronounced dead at a hospital at 1:14 a.m., Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Whoever did this to my uncle: may God have mercy on your soul. You haven't gotten away with anything. Don't think for a minute that I won't pray for you. My uncle was a believer in Jesus Christ, God Almighty and he is resting in peace and has no more pain & suffering. How 'bout you? Do the right thing, and turn yourself in and surrender your life to Christ.


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The Homicide Report is compiled using information from the Los Angeles County coroner's office, local law enforcement agencies and the Los Angeles Times. It is written by Times staff writers.

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