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Man charged in machete attack that killed one, critically wounded another

August 27, 2010 | 11:45 am

A man who allegedly killed one of his roommates and seriously injured another with a machete was charged with murder and attempted murder Friday.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that Carlos Arias Donis, 25 attacked two of his roommates Wednesday at their apartment in Lawndale.

According to prosecutors Fernando Garcia, 23, died at the scene and a second unidentified victim is in critical condition at a local hospital. Donis allegedly fled the apartment but was later captured by deputies at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

He is being held on more than $3-million bail and will be arraigned later Friday.

If convicted, he faces life in prison.

-- Shelby Grad