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Suspect on trial for roommate murder

A HUNTINGTON BEACH man is scheduled to be on trial starting Friday in the 2012 stabbing murder of his roommate. (Shutterstock).

A jury trial is scheduled to begin Friday of a man accused of the stabbing murder of his roommate in Huntington Beach in 2012.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Alexander Louis Antal will be in Central Justice Center in Santa Ana at 9 a.m. to be tried for the homicide of Michael Urso, 32.

Antal was playing video games with Urso on July 17, 2012 when he allegedly fatally stabbed the victim with a knife and fled the scene.

Other people living in the home heard screaming and rushed to his aid, calling 911, but the victim died at the scene. At about 3:45 a.m., Huntington Beach police located and arrested the defendant at the Santa Ana River Bridge, recovering a knife on the ground a few feet from him.

The trial was originally scheduled to be held in November, but has been twice postponed.



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