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Police investigating Carson stabbing; beating victim identified [Updated]

March 5, 2009 |  8:05 am

Sheriff's homicide detectives were continuing their investigation today into the fatal stabbing of a man in an unincorporated area of west Carson. Deputies with the sheriff's Carson station responded to a stabbing incident about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West 232nd Street, near Vermont Avenue, authorities said. The man, identified as Yeun Chul Kim, 52, of Torrance was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not immediately available.

Updated, 3:15 p.m.: In another crime in Carson, officials with the Los Angeles County coroner's office today identified Edward Ralph Negrete, 46, as the man found beaten to death this week in the 2600 block of East Dominguez Street.

One of Negrete's friends found him about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, said Deputy Aura Sierra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She said Negrete appeared to have died from "blunt force trauma."

-- Ruben Vives and Ari B. Bloomekatz