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OC man fatally stabbed at Costa Mesa Hilton

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A New Year's Eve party took a deadly turn when a man was fatally stabbed at a Hilton hotel in Costa Mesa.According to police, a fight broke out as the party wound down near 2 a.m. The altercation took place outside of the Hilton hotel located at 3050 Bristol St.

Police, who were already at the location settling other disturbances, broke up the fight and discovered that two men were suffering from stab wounds.

Brian McTeigue, 26, had a stab wound to the back and Robert Sickles, 27, had a stab wound to the chest. The two men, both from Mission Viejo, were transported to Western Medical Center.

Sickles was pronounced dead upon arrival.

A third man, who was also involved in the fight and suffered injuries, was detained by witnesses.

After speaking with various witnesses, police arrested 23-year-old Adam Baker from Dana Point for attempted homicide in the stabbing of the two men.

Due to his injuries, Baker was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment. Bail was set at $1 million.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're urged to contact police at (714) 754-5361.