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    Attempt Homicide Suspect in Custody

    February 21, 2013
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
    Phone: 310.458.8462

    On August 13, 2012 at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a stabbing that occurred at the intersection of 4th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.  The victim, a 19-year old male Black, had just exited a local restaurant located in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard with his girlfriend and proceeded to walk eastbound towards 4th Street.  Upon reaching the intersection, he was randomly attacked and stabbed multiple times by a male Hispanic suspect.  The victim was hospitalized with moderate injuries and the suspect fled the crime scene.

    During the subsequent investigation, the suspect was identified by DNA through evidence left at the crime scene.  The suspect was identified as 39 year old Francisco Leon-Urbalexo from Sonora, Mexico.  Shortly after the crime, Leon-Urbalexo travelled to Yuma Arizona, was detained and later arrested by authorities for illegal entry into the United States.  He is currently in the custody of the United States Marshall, serving a 10 month sentence. 
    Investigators from Santa Monica presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, who filed charges of 664/187 PC (Attempted Murder), 422.5 PC (Hate Crime), and 245(a)(1) PC (Assault with w deadly weapon).  Leon-Urbalexo will be extradited to Santa Monica to be arraigned on the above charges after he completes his sentence with the U.S. Marshall.    

    Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Chad Goodwin at (310) 458-8942 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

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