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Attempted Murder Charge Added To Santa Monica Fatal Stabbing Case:

Los Angeles County prosecutors have added another charge to Santa Monica resident’s Ryan Taylor Bright’s murder charge in the killing of Laguna Beach 27-year-old Jensen Gray — one count of attempted murder.

Bright is alleged to have stabbed a female minor who attempted to stop the fight that turned deadly between Bright and Gray at a party at Archstone Santa Monica apartments at 425 Broadway at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday.

When police officers arrived, Gray was found dead in the living room with multiple stab wounds.

Santa Monica police located Bright about a block away and arrested him on one count of murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The District Attorney’s office said Bright is scheduled to enter a plea July 26.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dan Larios at 310.458.8937 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at 310.458.8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

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