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Suspect arrested in fatal Palmdale stabbing

December 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
An 18-year-old man was behind bars Monday afternoon, after allegedly stabbing another man to death over the weekend.Sheriff's detectives say it happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday, on the 38900 block of 162nd Street East.

The victim, who had not been identified pending next-of-kin notification, died on the way to the hospital.

Deputies say the suspect, Jose Abundio, was arrested at a nearby home in Palmdale shortly after the stabbing.

He was booked on a homicide charge and was being held on $1 million bail.

Abundio is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

The motive for the stabbing remains unknown.