Another Victim Dies From Stabbing Fight Outside Restaurant

LAKE FOREST (CBS) — A second man has reportedly died of injuries inflicted during a stabbing outside a Lake Forest restaurant early Saturday.

Hossein Saidoian, 32, died Thursday after being hospitalized in extremely critical condition, according to Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

The victim’s friend, 26-year-old Elvis Kechechian, was also stabbed in the fight and died outside the Albatross Mexican restaurant, 23591 Rockfield Boulevard, just after 2 a.m. Saturday, officals said. The altercation began as a verbal quarrel between four men and three women, police said, before spilling outside into the parking lot.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

Kechechian was a strength and conditioning coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School.

Justin Tombleson, 28, turned himself in to authorities Monday afternoon and was charged Wednesday for Kechechian’s death, according to the sheriff’s department.

Tombleson told investigators he had acted in self defense but made no further statement about the fatal confrontation, officials said.

No other suspects are being sought. Investigators were trying to locate two female witnesses, the sergeant said.

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