[UPDATED with Sex Clash Motive:] Ricardo Rios, OC Homicide No. 61: Lost Fight at Home

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UPDATE, DEC. 21, 11:30 A.M.: 22-year-old Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio and Ricardo Rios fought over a sexual act the 47-year-old initiated before the older man was murdered, prosecutors say.

The disclosure is contained in an Orange County District Attorney's office statement on Luciozamudio's continued arraignment Thursday in Santa Ana, where he is being held in lieu of $1 million bail on charges of murder. He faces 25 years to life in state prison with a conviction.

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Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Here is how the OCDA breaks down what allegedly happened on Dec. 14:

Originally identified by police as being from Victorville, Luciozamudio was living in a detached garage in Buena Park and had been close with Rios for about a month when they got into a physical fight around 3:30 a.m. Luciozamudio had refused Rios' attempt to "initiate a sexual act," and in the heat of the altercation to older man threw a cement block at the younger man's car.

Luciozamudio allegedly responded by punching Rios repeatedly, breaking his jaw, nose, orbital bone and several ribs. Luciozamudio then split and shortly thereafter phoned 9-1-1 to report that Rios may need medical assistance.

Rios was dead when police arrived.

UPDATE, DEC. 17, 12:44 P.M.: The man who died after a fistfight at his Buena Park home has been identified as 47-year-old Ricardo Rios.

Police have not yet released (or possibly determined) a motive for the tussle that led to a Rios acquaintance, 22-year-old Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio being arrested on suspicion of murder.

If you have information that can help investigators, call 714.562.3901 or the anonymous We-Tip hotline at 714.562.3847.

UPDATE, DEC. 14, 4:29 P.M.: Let this be a lesson to men in their 50s: do NOT get into fights with guys in their early 20s.

Especially if he's swinging a blunt instrument.

Edgar Lucio Zamudio Salvador Luciozamudio is accused of being such a killer, as the 22-year-old identified as being from Victorville turned himself in to Buena Park Police this afternoon and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Zamudio is the only suspect in the case, according to Buena Park Police, who previously indicated they were looking for the man who called dispatch early this morning to report he'd been in a fight with the deceased, who was not looking so hot.

It appears the victim, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, suffered blunt-force trauma to his head from some type of weapon, according to police, who are awaiting autopsy results that can pin down the official cause of death.

Police say Zamudio initially refused to return to the home for questioning. He was arrested after an interview with investigators at the police station.

ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 14, 10:54 A.M.: Buena Park Police received a call around 3:45 a.m. today from a man who said he fought with a friend and was now concerned about the fellow's health. Officers later arrived to a home in the 5900 block of Marshall Avenue, near Artesia Boulevard, and found a dead man in his 50s. Cops are now investigating his death as a homicide, and they want to find the man who called them.

The caller is considered a "person of interest" in the apparent homicide, according to police, who are combing the one-story home for evidence and searching the surrounding neighborhood for witnesses.

If you have information that can help investigators, call 714.562.3901 or the anonymous We-Tip hotline at 714.562.3847.

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Ayy STR8 UP I KNOW EDGAR I GREW UP WITH HIM LIKE FOREAL THIS DUDE IS NOT A KILLER LIKE THAT, WHAT REALLY HAPPEND IS HE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH THIS OLD DUDE. KNOCKET HIM OUT AND THATS THAT THE DUDE PASSED... OVER ALL EDGAR IS A COOL ASS MUTHAFUCKA LOVEING CAREING GUY WOULDNT HURT A FLY, ME PERSONALY WOULD SOCK UP A DUDE FOR DOOING SOME GAY SHIT LIKE THAT TOO LOW KEY AND IT SUCKS TO SEE THIS FOOL LOCKED UP FOR THIS DUMB SHIT....(POLLO)

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