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2 arrested in Marine's stabbing death

Dec. 10, 2010 - 08:36AM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2010 - 08:36AM  |  
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NEW ORLEANS New Orleans police have arrested two suspects in a Marine's stabbing death in the French Quarter in October.

Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper says 37-year-old Melvin Clay and 21-year-old Helaina Amrine were arrested late Thursday about a block from the scene of the Oct. 31 killing.

Police said that after leaving a Marine ball, Sgt. Ryan Lekosky was stabbed after a verbal altercation with a man who was harassing pedestrians, including Lekosky's wife. He later died at a hospital. Lekosky had survived duty in Iraq.

Police said Clay was booked with second-degree murder, while Amrine was booked with accessory after the fact.

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