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Guest arrested in hotel manager's murder

January 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles police have arrested a man in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a hotel manager in Little Tokyo.Hideko Oyama, 74, was found bleeding on the second floor of the Chetwood Hotel Jan. 5.

She later died at a nearby hospital.

Los Angeles police arrested 39-year-old Jian Hong Li Tuesday afternoon in connection with the murder.

Police say Li was staying at the hotel, but he checked out on the day of the murder.

Though the reason for the murder is not yet certain, detectives believe that robbery could be the motive for the crime.

Li, a Chinese national, is being held on $1 million bail.

CNS contributed to this report.


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