Man Admits Stabbing Friend During Argument

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM CDT
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Edward Bochnak, 54, is charged with first degree murder after police found his "friend" lying in a pool of blood on his living room floor. Bochnak admitted to stabbing his "friend" multiple times after an argument, police said.

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A man was charged with murder for allegedly fatally stabbing a “friend” during a Saturday afternoon argument in a Northwest Side apartment.

Edward Bochnak, 54, of the 7600 block of West Addison Street, was charged with first degree murder Sunday about 11:45 a.m., according to a police News Affairs release.

Police found the man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 38-year-old Darriusz Lubas -- in his apartment at 3640 N. Oleander Ave. about 2:30 p.m., police said.

He was stabbed in the chest during an argument with an acquaintance, police said.

A Sunday autopsy revealed Lubas died of multiple stab and incised wounds and ruled his death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The man was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:53 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

During the course of an investigation, Bochnak admitted to “stabbing his friend during the course of a verbal altercation,” the release said.

Bochnak is expected to appear for a bond hearing Sunday at Central Bond Court, the release said.

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