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    Monday, Feb 4, 2019 - Murder Charges Filed



    February 4, 2019

    CONTACT: Saul Rodriguez, Lieutenant
    (310) 458-2293

    Santa Monica, CA – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges on Stephen Lloyd Fader, a 42-year-old male, for his involvement in a homicide.

    On January 24, 2019 at about 6:23 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue regarding a male requesting assistance. Upon arrival, officers located three adults, two males and a female, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The female succumbed to her stab wounds at the scene. The male victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition and a second male was also transported with stab wounds to the abdomen.

    The preliminary investigation by SMPD Detectives revealed the three individuals are related: mother, father, and adult 42 year-old son. Detectives developed information leading to Stephen Fader as the suspect involved in the crime.

    Stephen Fader has been charged with 187(a) PC – Murder; and 664/187 PC – Attempted Murder. Fader remains in custody pending future court proceedings with a bail option of $2 million.

    Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Elias at (310) 458-8943; Sgt. Skogh at (310) 458-8992; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.



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