Man Slain, 2 Hurt in Birthday Party Brawl

One man was stabbed to death and two others were seriously cut during a birthday party in Burbank, police said Monday. Two men, including the son of the woman who was celebrating her birthday, were arrested.

A fight broke out among more than 30 people about 8:15 p.m. Sunday during the party at an apartment in the 2300 block of North Ontario Avenue, Sgt. Don Goldberg said.

Three neighbors--David Robles, 25; Audiel Gonzalez, 21, and Mario Jovin, 23--were stabbed.

Robles died at St. Joseph Medical Center about an hour after the attack. Gonzalez and Jovin were in serious but stable condition at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Police arrested Ramon Ambriz, 35, and Santiago Ponce, 21, on suspicion of murder. Both suspects, who live at the complex, were held without bail at the Burbank Jail. Goldberg said the party had been for Ponce's mother.

Goldberg said investigators had not determined the cause of the fight but said the men involved had been drinking.

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