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Woman apparently stabbed to death with BBQ fork, LAPD says

December 16, 2012 | 12:05 pm

Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a woman in the San Fernando Valley who appeared to have been stabbed repeatedly with a barbecue fork, a department official said.

Officers were called to the 11100 block of Rincon Avenue about 9 a.m. and paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene, said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon.

A man believed to be the victim's grandson was arrested at the scene.

The suspect, 22, lived with his grandparents at the home, Vernon said. Although Vernon stressed the investigation was still unfolding, he said the slaying was preceded by an argument Saturday night between the suspect and his grandparents.

On Sunday morning, while the suspect's grandfather was away, there was another argument, Vernon said. This time, the suspect allegedly began beating his grandmother, who called a relative for help.

When that relative, who was not identified, arrived at the residence, she saw the suspect bloody outside the home, Vernon said. She then called police.

Vernon said investigators had confiscated several possible weapons at the scene including the barbecue fork.

Neither the victim nor the suspect were immediately identified.

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