Couple arrested in fatal Los Feliz stabbing and road rage case

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Police in Carlsbad on Friday arrested a couple in connection with a potential case of road rage in Los Feliz that ended with one man being fatally stabbed and another injured last month, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Michael Lee Stotler and Maya Sharene Mcinnis, both 22, were arrested for the Feb. 20 murder of Omar Ruben Norato.  After being provided information by Los Angeles investigators, Carlsbad police spotted the couple’s black Toyota 4Runner using a license-plate reading camera.  The suspects were  arrested on Friday night, March 4, after Stotler and Mcinnis drove off from their apartment in the 4Runner.

Stotler was being held on $1 million bail, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department inmate records. Mcinnis was being held on $50,000 bail.

The incident began in the 3000 block of Griffith Park Boulevard near Marshall High School when 22-year-old Norato and another passenger got into an argument with the suspects, according to police. The male suspect then stabbed Norato in the upper torso and while the female suspect stabbed the other victim in the left hand.

The victims were able to drive away before they flagged down an officer shortly before 7 p.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue in Silver Lake.

Norato died from his injuries at a hospital; the other victim was treated and released.

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