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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  • The Big Logic

    No comment really necessary as the MO fits the ethnicity of the perp who I’m reasonably certain isn’t Armenian.

    • cerr

      Yeah, Justin is White.

  • DAX

    was it 2 on one? self defense? maybe they got what they deserved? did they start the fight? did they deserve to die? probably not, why was he carrying a knife? does he get into fights a lot does he look for trouble?? was it really worth it?

  • cowards carry knives and guns

    What a coward Justin Tombleson . First he carries around a knife like a coward, then he cowardly stabs two men to death with it in a fistfight, then, like a true coward begging for mercy, he claims self defense. I’ll say it one more time…coward!

    • jason

      noo Elvis would never harm anyone or he would never start a confrontation. He was one the defense and died for no reason he’ll be missed by many.

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  • Regg

    Tired of all these punks afraid to knuckle up and fight like men. If you lose at least you stood up for yourself and fought like a man and LIVE to fight another day. These kids are total cowards!!!

  • Ron

    Unfortunately, one report states that the first victim’s(coach)brother spit on a female during an argument. She supposedly then called her boyfriend and he is the one that came with a knife. If this report is accurate, the coach’s brother and the suspect’s girlfriend may have some part of the blame for escalating this argument into a stabbing death of 2 men.

    The suspect still had no justification for stabbing the men.

  • TheWindrunner

    “Armos”? Cool!!!!

  • Jack

    I’m old school. What ever happened to a good old fist fight?

  • Jeffro

    Check out the killer’s facebook page. His quote describing himself is “f you and what you think cause im still here standing”
    Also look at what he “Likes” on his facebook page. This punk is a coward, and I hope he gets life without parole. The only thing worse than a murderer is one who tries to weazel his way out of it. You forever ruined the lives of these two families and you robbed these young men of their future lives as husbands, fathers, and grandfathers. Justin Tombleson, you are a deviant coward, I’ll spit on your grave when I walk over it, only after defecating on it.

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