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Santa Monica Police Name Archstone Apartments Murder Suspect

Ryan Taylor Bright is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Ryan Taylor Bright is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Posted Jul. 12, 2012, 1:20 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Santa Monica detectives are today continuing their investigations into the City’s first homicide of the year.

Santa Monica resident Ryan Taylor Bright has been charged with murder and his bail set at $1 million after he fatally stabbed 27-year-old Jensen Gray, of Laguna Beach, at a party at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police responded to Archstone Santa Monica apartments, located at 425 Broadway, to find a Gray in the living room who had succumbed to several stab wounds.

Bright was detained by police only a block away and was booked for 187(a) PC (Murder).

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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Jul. 12, 2012, 4:52:58 am

Linda Luz said...

So I move to Santa Monica from Stockton. Stockton is at 35 homicides for the year. Not bad SM. I see why I pay $1500 for a closet apartment in SM.

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