Phillip Pelayo, L.A. Homicide No. 202: 31-Year-Old Man Stabbed By Older Brother, Who Then Flees For Mexico
A 31-year-old Latino man was fatally stabbed by his 42-year-old brother around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, police said. The two were arguing at their shared Hollywood apartment in the 1500 block of Winona Boulevard, when Edgar Pelayo allegedly took out a knife and began stabbing the victim repeatedly. According to officials, Phillip Pelayo died at the hospital soon after the incident.
The Los Angeles Times reported that assailant Edgar Pelayo boarded a Greyhound bus later that night. LAPD investigators intercepted his trip to Calexico, which borders the city of Mexicali in Mexico, at 12:40 a.m. on Monday morning. Pelayo is now imprisoned back in Hollywood with a $1 million bail.