Suspect Arrested After 2 Stabbed At OC Hotel

COSTA MESA (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is behind bars after two men were stabbed, one fatally, during a fight following a New Year’s Eve party at a Costa Mesa hotel.

Lt. Bryan Glass of the Costa Mesa Police Department said Saturday that 23-year-old Adam Baker of Dana Point was booked for suspicion of homicide and attempted homicide.

Glass tells City News Service the altercation broke out in a parking lot as the party at the Costa Mesa Hilton ended.

A 27-year-old man, Robert Sickles, was stabbed in the chest and died.

Another victim, 26-year-old Brian McTeigue, sustained a stab wound to the back and was hospitalized.

Police officers broke up the fight and arrested Baker, who was being held by witnesses. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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  • Dave Siefert

    Adam Baker is innocent. He was mortally stabbed and beaten and left for dead by the hoodlumswho started the fight. Costa Mesa Police are in error on this as Adam was unconscience when they arrived. The fight was over, and the guilty had fled.

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