[UPDATED with Plea, Weapon, Purported Suspect Photo:] Elvis Kechechian, OC Homicide No. 24: Stabbed in Restaurant Melee

Categories: 2011 Homicides

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​UPDATE, JUNE 29, 2:42 P.M.: 28-yearold Justin Alvin Masao Tombleson pleaded not guilty this week to the murders-by-stabbing of Santa Margarita Catholic High School ice hockey conditioning coach Elvis Kechechian and his friend Bajador Hossain Saidian.*

Tombleson is due back in court July 15, but the more interesting detail to come out of Monday's hearing was the identification of the weapon the Lake Forest resident allegedly used on the victims.

Speaking of I.D.'s, that is supposedly the suspect at right.

[*Name corrected since earlier versions.]

Martin Henderson reports for Rancho Santa Margarita Patch that the weapon was a pocket knife.


Gucciwolf.com is a site run by "a regular guy that likes what he likes and hates what he hates. I'm
trying to keep companies honest and bring a little sunshine to this
world of dark corporate 'buy me' because it's on TV world we live in." While authorities have yet to release a booking photo of Tombleson, Gucciwolf has shed a little sunshine on the double-murder case by posting the photo below that he claims is of the suspect.

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Gucciwolf also has video of the Lake Forest crime scene.

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Elvis Kechechian
UPDATE, JUNE 15, 4:41 P.M.: The arraignment announcement for Justin Alvin Masao Tombleson, who is accused of killing Santa Margarita Catholic High School's ice hockey coach Elvis Kechechian, reveals more details about Saturday morning's stabbings as well as the identity of the second victim.

Prosecutors today requested that Tombleson, 28, of Lake Forest, be held in lieu of $1 million bail.

He was charged today with one felony count of murder, one felony
count of attempted murder, and sentencing enhancements for the personal
use of a deadly weapon, causing great bodily injury, and a prior strike
conviction for assault causing great bodily injury in 2005. If
convicted, Tombleson faces a maximum sentence ranging from 15 years to
life up to 60 years to life in state prison.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department, citing "an active, ongoing investigation," declined to release a booking photo of the defendant. The sheriff's office and the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) are still gathering more evidence about the stabbings and searching for other witnesses and suspects. Anyone with information that can help them is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at 714.347.8492 or the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 714.647.7055.

Meanwhile, today's OCDA statement fills in more details about what happened around 2 a.m. Saturday at Albatros Mexican Food
restaurant on Rockfield in Lake Forest. Kechechian, his brother and two friends went into the restaurant to grab a late-night bite. While Kechechian waited in line, the others went to the restroom.

A woman cut in line in front of Kechechian, and when his brother and friends returned, he told them. That led to a verbal fight that had Kechechian's unidentified brother spitting on the woman. That led to an even louder spat between Kechechian's group and the woman's, so loud that the owner of Albatros asked them all to leave his restaurant.

As everyone was making their way to the parking lot, the woman used her cell phone to call her boyfriend, Tombleson, who was already on his way there. He arrived in time for a physical fight, and he is alleged to have pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed Kechechian in the chest, perforating the coach's heart. Tombleson is also accused of stabbing Kechechian's 32-year-old friend, Bajador Hossain Saidian, in the chest and arm.

Tombleson then fled the scene, and Kechechian and Saidoian were rushed to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where Kechechian
was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival and Saidian underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.

Tombleson turned himself in to sheriff's deputies on Monday, but Sheriff Sandra Hutchens just announced his being taken into custody at a press conference this morning. She used the same excuse to explain the delay: "an active, ongoing investigation."


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Extest
Extest

Love and miss you Hoss.. Elvis was known more in the community and his loss was felt by soooo many. Hoss was less known, but those that did know him are wrecked inside. His beautiful face, big personality and absolute desire to succeed. I miss you and we're all trying to make sense of this tragedy. I can only be hopeful that the reason would be for others to make some serious life changes. Although, I don't think it will take these tears from our faces or mend the break in our hearts.

May God bless all who mourn your loss and may those who are guilty recognize their own mistakes and ask God for forgiveness. As difficult as that request is for me to make from someone who inflicted this pain or those who find pride in commenting ignorantly..I can only do so in hopes that it will make light in this empty feeling we're all fighting. I can't believe this is still real and not a bad dream. I'm so sorry this happened at all..

RIP Elvis and Hossain
RIP Elvis and Hossain

What psycho walks around with a knife down his pants? Where are we, in the slums? It's Lake Forest...It's Albatros...where you go EAT A BURRITO and go home after a night out. A lot of people have been in a lame fight where an argument escalates but ENDS with people still alive. This guy's record is so sad...I wonder how his own family feels knowing they're related to a murderer who drove to Albatros to kill two innocent people because his girlfriend couldn't handle taking care of a lame argument about cutting in line. SAD. Elvis and Hossain, may you both rest in peace. I pray for your families and friends. P.S I don't even want to get started with this Keaton English douche and Moises Acosta who seriously feel like they can take advantage of their 5 seconds of fame on the news and write disrespectful posts on their facebook. Pathetic.

mitch young
mitch young

At least the Turks didn't eat there victims. That chile verde recipe originally called for longpork.

ARMENIAN
ARMENIAN

909jeff is trailer trash low life. F__k YOU Armenian hater.

Guest
Guest

I'm so happy that they're getting somewhere in this case. This idiot has effected more lives than he could ever imagine. He took away someone that meant so much to us. I hope he gets what he deserves, and in my opinion it would be the death sentence. I met Elvis a year ago and even in that short amount of time, I could tell what kind of person he was. We hungout a few times and I got to know him on a personal level. He had drive, he was passionate, he had a sense of humor, and ontop of all of that, he was truely a gentleman. His life was cut way too short.   Elvis, you will live on through our thoughts and memories. I'll never forget the time we've had.

Friend Of Elvis
Friend Of Elvis

Look up this kids facebook, look at his friends pics.. everyone will be caught.  I hope this guy rots in jail and gets the treatment he deserves.. He's about to find out what suffering is really like...

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davidhugeman
davidhugeman

Now a days the ratio of the youngster crime is so high. It is not a good sign for any country or city. Today, youngster have no any passion and understanding. 

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MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

There's a war going on. And it's not going down on the streets. It's happening on Facebook. The goal: see who can sound the dumbest and/or have the dumbest friends on their Facebook wall. The combatants: Keaton English/Moises Acosta and friends VS. Bryan Ocampo and friends.

Whoever wins, we all lose.

guest
guest

909Jeff.....you son of a bitch....one day you will realize how precious life is. Elvis was an amazing guy..100 times the man you ever will be

PeacePlease
PeacePlease

Damn, I know him and his family, this is very heartbreaking. He was genuinely a good guy, very friendly, and definitely passionate about exercising and music. His future was bright. I couldn't imagine something like this ever happening to him. The world can't afford to lose a positive attitude like his. I feel for his older brother tremendously. I'm sorry to hear this happened. I shed a few tears and I haven't cried in many years. I'm gonna listen to some mos def (which he pronounced moz def) to comemorate this man. Peace be upon all who read this.

unkown
unkown

you guys are such idiots and disrespectful to seat here and talk about about an innocent guy who just got murdered...its not a funny thing if u have any moral or self respect for yourself! Humans like u these days disgust me! This mans family is grieving people like u sit her and talk ur mouths out instead of thinking about them....imagine this happening to YOU or your family! how would u feel than? 

Rachellahooti
Rachellahooti

It is shameful to laugh or boat about anyones death. He has a mother and father and family and friends that love him. Its obvious he made a difference in peoples lives. Those " woman" need to come forward.

Siamak98
Siamak98

Although no one can describe how sad these moments are for the victim family however, it could be a good time to bring awareness to neighbors, talk about if it could be prevented. No body wanted to see a young life get wasted in anger.

Siamak98
Siamak98

It should be an alarm for lake forest if there is any sign of gang involved in killing a coach.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Oh Boy... Mess with an Armenian and you have to endure 100 years of crying about injustice!

Ditchhimjuicy
Ditchhimjuicy

Keaton English is a joke and a waste of life... He will never amount to anything!!!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Hi Guest you are probably right and Im sorry for choosing this forum to pick a fight with Coker and Gustavo.  

guest
guest

 Your an ignorant person and its people like you who need a swift punch in the jaw from someone like me to knock some sense into your little chump ass. Hope you never run into someone like me buddy.

and1
and1

At least our country doesnt fuck the people over..start a war for no reason...etc...suck a dick fag.

Austin
Austin

Who actually claims 909...bwahahahaha!! Let me guess, you have Metal Mulisha posters in your room, a lifted truck, a black fitted hat, black socks, volcom shorts, horrible tattoos and a "Skin" sticker on your douchey truck. Stay in the 909, loser. I'm still laughing my ass off that someone would be proud of being from that sh!thole. bwhahahahaha!!

Tony
Tony

Do you know how easy it is to trace an IP address? You're making fun of the genocide of a group of people who are known to be computer savvy hackers, have poor impulse control and a strong sense of ethnic pride. You're a complete moron. 

Ramorris3
Ramorris3

what a horrible thing to say...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

What a wuss of a child. Come on, big boy: put up your real name, go up to Glendale, and let's see those Armos give you the welcome you deserve.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Austin, The type of person who understands the value of the dollar and how real estate markets work. and being a typical OC goon you confuse where I currently live with where I'm from.   Also I think you better described the typical HB douchebag than someone from middle class surburbia. As far as your laughing goes I hope you have the same sense of humor when your 900 sq ft Irvine condo that you owe 600k on gets forclosed on.  He who laughs last...

lydiawow
lydiawow

The U.S. government is much more interested in maintaining diplomatic relations with the Turkish government than acknowledging the truth about the Armenian genocide. Try again, numbnuts.I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Andromeda2002 on--s'e'ek'c'ou'ga'r.c óm--.it is the first and best club for y'ounger women and old'er men, or older women and y'ounger men,to int'eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch'eck 'it out or tell your friends!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Tony,

Be my guest.  1) Im posting from my office in Santa Ana so good luck finding me.  2) You couldnt even take an ass whipping from some pansy ass ottomans why would I be skerred?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Perhaps my dislike of anything produced by Coker, Moxley or their Mexican Midget Gustavo influenced my good sense.  

Trailparktrash
Trailparktrash

Real state market...... LMFAO. You live in the bon dok TPT. Which trail park did you invest in?? lolll

909Jeff
909Jeff

of course Im lying so is Austin... I figured the master of Sarcasm would have picked that up!  OCtotheHeart... That made me laugh youre right im a terrible neighbor for more reason than one!

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

if you were his neighbor you would know it is D-O-double G...(D-O-G-G). What a bad neighbor... 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

That's almost as big as a lie as you saying you're smart.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Austin... Did you stick your pinky out when you said coto? Well, I'm Snoop Dogs neighbor in Diamond Bar. 

Austin
Austin

Yeh, try again bitch. I live in Coto and my house is paid. I've made a fortune off of mining in Australia. Go suck a dick, fag. 

Austin
Austin

Santa Ana and the 909? Seems like you've accomplished much in life. Lmao! Loser. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

The U.S. government is much more interested in maintaining diplomatic relations with the Turkish government than acknowledging the truth about the Armenian genocide. Try again, numbnuts.

Daotcaam
Daotcaam

history is history, FACT IS FACT, it is not based on governments taste, like or dislike, pklease, just do a little reading and research, for example, american news, embassy reports, missionaries as eyewitness, ......on genocide days

909Jeff
909Jeff

Coker... As was I...

And gustavo thanks for pandering to my ego!  And until my government recognizes it, what genocide? 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

What a vile thing to ridicule the Armenian genocide, but what else to expect from a piece of pendejada such as yourself? Let's see you say that to an Armenian in their face—but of course your coward ass wouldn't be able to handle the righteous beatdown that would come...

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

You're just jealous because I was 909 when it was still 714.

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