Men Stab Each Other In Argument Over Better-Tasting Alcoholic Beverage
Both Men Expected To Live
POSTED: 8:14 a.m. PDT October 21, 2003
UPDATED: 8:28 a.m. PDT October 21, 2003
James Howle, 61, and Kevin Williams, 41, were drinking near a vacant lot at Fourth and Eleanor streets about 4:30 p.m. Monday, said Pomona police Cpl. Robert DeVee.
"An argument erupted over who was drinking the better-tasting beverage," DeVee said.
Howle stabbed Williams in the stomach with a knife, DeVee said, so "Kevin leaves the area and returns a short time later with his own weapon and stabs (James) in the chest several times."
Howle drove himself to a hospital, Cox said. A sleeping Williams, found about an hour later a half mile or so away, was taken to a hospital, police said.
Both men are expected to survive their wounds, Cox said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will review the case for possible filing of criminal charges, DeVee said.
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