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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
December 18, 2009 | 2:34
Jose Fuentes, a 43-year-old Latino, was beaten and stabbed Monday, Dec. 7, in the 2500 block of East Whittier Boulevard in Boyle Heights. He died three days later at a hospital, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator, said Fuentes apparently grabbed a baseball bat and confronted two people. One person then pulled out a knife and stabbed him.
He was stabbed about 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 and died at 8:50 a.m. on Dec. 10, Harvey said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Jose Fuentes was beaten and stabbed. Click for the Boyle Heights Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.