Woman Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend to Death at Their Lake Los Angeles Home

A Lancaster woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death at their Lake Los Angeles home last month, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Melissa Buranasombati is accused of stabbing Edward Cole, 31, in the chest and killing him on April 9, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, coroner’s records show.

Buranasombati, 31, is being held at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood on $2,075,000 bail, inmate records show.

The couple was at the home they shared in the 41700 block of 156th Street East when they got into an argument and continued arguing in the garage, where Buranasombati allegedly stabbed Cole, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In February, Buranasombati had been convicted of corporal injury against a cohabitant and sentenced to 36 months of probation, the Times reported. She was also arrested on suspicion of battery on a spouse or cohabitant in August 2018, according to The Antelope Valley Times.

She was expected to be arraigned Thursday and faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison if convicted.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the case.

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