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Weapon in Albatros Slayings Was Pocket Knife

New detail is released by district attorney after accused killer Justin Tombleson's pretrial hearing is delayed till July.

The weapon used to kill and outside a Lake Forest restaurant earlier this month was a pocket knife, authorities disclosed Tuesday.

The new detail came from the district attorney's office after accused killer Justin Alvin Maseo Tombleson appeared in court Monday in Santa Ana.

The 28-year-old Lake Forest man had been scheduled for a pretrial hearing, but it was postponed to July 15.

District attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami declined to say whether authorities had the knife in their possession. Immediately after the slayings, sheriff's investigators theorized the weapon was "a large knife."

Tombleson has been held in the Men's Central Jail since surrendering to authorities June 13, two days after he allegedly murdered Kechechian and Saidian during an altercation at the 24-hour Albatros Mexican restaurant.

Through his attorney, George Vincent Vargas, Tombleson claimed during the 2 a.m. brawl.

while .  Kechechian was stabbed in the heart, and Saidian in the chest and arm, according to authorities.

Tombleson has pleaded not guilty to killing the Mission Viejo men, who had been celebrating Saidian's birthday earlier that evening.

Tombleson also faces sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon, causing great bodily injury, and a 2005 strike conviction for assault causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces up to 70 years to life in state prison.

According to witnesses, the dispute began inside the restaurant after Tombleson's girlfriend , leading to an argument with Kechechian, Saidian, Kechechian's brother and their friend.  At one point, the girlfriend allegedly hit Kechechian's brother, who responded by spitting on her, authorities said. The dispute escalated, and the woman called her boyfriend, Tombleson.

Owners of the restaurant asked the parties to leave, and it was in the parking lot that the fatal confrontation occurred near the victims' car.

Sara June 30, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Who is JW? Clearly, JW does not want to reveal who he/she really is. Didn't read all the BS that you wrote, but all those occupations that you listed - they carry pocket knives in their line of duty. Justin was not responding in his capacity as any of those occupations and he was responding after his gf threatened to get back at them. Even if Justin claims "self-defense", the use of the deadly weapon escalated the situation and it should and will likely not fly.
Msaj June 30, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Its funny how we all think. JW n Karl If it was one of your family Members I am pretty sure you would also want The MAXIMUM. "We just pray for JUSTUS." So what you are trying to tell me is that if someone hurts your feelings or pushes you its ok to call your boyfriend or anyone else that can take care of the matter. And even MURDER someone.. So who is the SICK one.. Those to Young men have families and because of something stupid Their LIVES were taken... So where weather JUSTIN belonged there or not.. Thats not the QUESTION nor The ANSWER.. He knew what he was doing just like he knew back in 05..
JW June 30, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Throwing things at moving vehicles - Public intoxication - Acts constituting forgery Burglary ; second degree, commercial structure Falsely representing self to officer Possession of purported government issued california drivers license/california identification - Public intoxication - Defacating in Public Driving under the influence of alcohol/Drugs - Reckless driving while intoxicated - Petty theft - Its not like Elvis,Aris,Hoss,Pouya didnt have criminal records.. -No it doesnt state violence, but criminal records that show a history of conflict while intoxicated....
JW June 30, 2011 at 05:02 PM
The Above are in reference to part of The Records of - Elvis,Aris,Hoss,Pouya
JW June 30, 2011 at 05:08 PM
http://www.heatultraloungeoc.com/gallery/ They Elvis , Aris and his friends had just left this club in anaheim just minutes before arriving at the restaurant, and they were very intoxicated, They were the ones that were starting the fight, not justin, they were the ones picking on a girl and spitting in her face and throwing tables and chairs around the restaurant, they were the ones who refused to calm down and just leave...
matt June 30, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Justin is a thug with a track record of violence. In any case the evidence will prove him guilty and he will get what he deserves.
JW June 30, 2011 at 05:17 PM
Throwing things at moving vehicles - Public intoxication - Acts constituting forgery Burglary ; second degree, commercial structure Falsely representing self to officer Possession of purported government issued california drivers license/california identification - Public intoxication - Defacating in Public Driving under the influence of alcohol/Drugs - Reckless driving while intoxicated - Petty theft - Its not like Elvis,Aris,Hoss,Pouya didnt have criminal records.. -No it doesnt state violence, but criminal records that show a history of conflict while intoxicated...
matt June 30, 2011 at 06:22 PM
The low class gf cut the line and started the argument. She then called her criminal thug bf to come "F them up". He used his prison as well as his 2005 and 2003 experience with knifes to kill...Ive been reading up on these kids they were not violent and did not have a track record of any kind like your gang banger friend does.
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Kudos, Karl, Kudos! Love how people would stone the defendant before trial even starts. Justin Tombleson is innocent of murder. Self-defense leading to manslaughter, maybe. No matter what, all the Justin haters are going to learn a thing or two from this trial, including the truth.
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Maybe they think Justin was a whittler.
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 08:57 PM
Single mothers should have a knife, and know how to use it if needed. In fact, any woman. What on earth is wrong with having a pocket knife? My company GIVES them out as promo items.
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Etiam, stultus
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Well, yeah, 3 on 1 is just as unfair as knife versus fist
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Biased to stay out of jail. Wish that other guilty party would tell the truth for once. Bet his brother would have...
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:08 PM
Who is Sara? Another person wanting to hang someone before hearing the TRUTH ?
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Sound completely innocent and perfect to me!
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Gang banger? What Lake Forest Locos? What gangs are even around here? Gee, most "felons" continue with a life of crime and are always in trouble. Justin has been OUT OF TROUBLE since 2005. How long does someone's misbehaved childhood haunt them? He shouldn't be allowed to defend himself because he got in trouble when he was younger? That is quite a load
J Supports June 30, 2011 at 09:28 PM
It's so funny how everyone is so quick to judge. I'm not worried about Justin at all. He will come home sooner than you all think and we will all sit back and read this slander laughing. It's like elementary school, the way these stories are fabricated. "All I did was spit on a girl and try to fight her boyfriend 3 to 1 and he actually fought back." SHE should be pressing charges for assualt (spit). That is nasty and so ungentlemanly. Spitting is completely juvenile, unsanitary and is considered assault. She didn't punch him, but she sure should have.
Bird June 30, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Hey Darnoc have you ever heard of muscle memory. Saying that mr. X was getting jumped feared for his life and produced a knife there is no possible way unless he practiced that exact scenario every day that he would with precise execution be able to stab someone in the perfect place on their body this time being the guys heart to intentionally injure him fatally it was a lucky shot and yes I say lucky Justin acted as a majority of police off duty or service men army navy.... And as a citizen of mission viejo I'm glad those two idiots are no longer with us
Bird June 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Aris should be charged or at least feel guilty he got his brother killed
Lisa P. July 01, 2011 at 04:12 AM
That girl punched him so instead of hitting her he simply spit on her....and that girl got those guys killed by instigating the situation....
Bird July 01, 2011 at 09:01 AM
So you actually pray to god that someone you obviously don't know very well or even know exactly how things happened that night that Justin spends his life in prison ? That proves to me your nothing but a hypocrite
Bird July 01, 2011 at 09:19 AM
Hey tt if those immature drunk "respectful"men landed a punch on Justin that put him out and the cops rolled up all three of those stooges would be fighting pretty hefty charges and the outcome if they were convicted would be not x cons but convicts themselves. And it's people like you who judge a person you don't know because in his youth got in a little trouble and served his time that end up with 4 DUI getting punked in prison like u said u barely know what happened karma it's a mf
Bird July 01, 2011 at 09:22 AM
Lisa everyone has skeletons I wonder what yours consist of;)
Bird July 01, 2011 at 09:29 AM
Just because they didn't have a violent record does not make them non violent people. How exactly did he "use his prison"lol did he swing his prison funny in the lists of charges there was nothing about using his prison in the altercation
SolarGreen July 01, 2011 at 02:58 PM
"OUT OF TROUBLE since 2005". Are you saying Justin is OK because he has not beat or attempted killed anyone since 2005. Ummmm, have you noticed what he is accused of. 7 years is a short time to claim you've been reformed. Let's see him stay out of trouble for 30 years. Oopps.. To late for that
SolarGreen July 01, 2011 at 03:05 PM
"we will all sit back and read this slander laughing". WOW, Even if I were innocent I would never look at it in that way. If I killed those men in self defense my inability to handle the situation with deadly violence would haunt me for life, I don't think I would ever laugh over it. It's interesting to know how you are anticipating sitting back and laughing over this together with Justin. Let me know how that works out for you.
J Supports July 01, 2011 at 04:51 PM
By sit back and laugh, I meant at the bs in these comments sections. Not at the situation. Of course Justin will always be haunted by this. Not for murdering, but having to use lethal force in self defense. Justin probably has no idea of what is being said about him on this and other sites, so I meant once he is acquitted and comes home, the bs that is reported in these comments sections will be amusing. Honestly, only Aris and Justin really know the exact altercation and one is keeping his mouth shut until trial while the other has continually SPIT lies since the beginning. But, hey spitting is what he is good at.
J Supports July 01, 2011 at 04:51 PM
You'd hope so, but he is hiding behind a very heavy curtain of lies and denial
MB July 02, 2011 at 01:36 AM
J Supports and JW - Both of you need to shut your mouth up and let it be for a while. Give it a rest til the pretrial hearing. Your aren't accomplishing anything. You are really making fools of yourselves.

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