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ot: Microtonal guitarist Rod Poole, RIP
Microtonal guitarist Rod Poole died last Sunday night, a senseless
killing. I played various
festivals with Rod over the years, I'm pretty shocked. I was just
talking to him recently about
setting up some performances here on the East Coast this Fall.
A tribute page for Rod, since he never had a web page and the LA Times
doesn't archive their articles.
From the LA Times:
Pair held in fatal stabbing
By Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
May 15, 2007
Police have arrested a husband and wife on suspicion of stabbing a
45-year-old man to death in the parking lot of a well-known Hollywood
The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Mel's
Drive-In in the 1600 block of Highland Avenue. Officers answered a call
of an assault with a deadly weapon and found Roderick Poole, 45, with
multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where
he died at 10:06 p.m.
Poole, of Hollywood, was walking with his wife when he got into an argument
with a woman in a car, said Los Angeles Police Det. Larry Cameron.
told police the woman, with her husband, nearly ran over Poole.
They exchanged words and the couple allegedly attacked Poole, police said.
Michael Sheridan, 25, allegedly stabbed Poole several times before the
pair drove off, investigators said.
"This was incredibly dumb," said Cameron, referring to how a minor
disagreement turned into a killing.
Detectives later arrested Sheridan and his wife, Angela Sheridan, 24, both
of Los Angeles. They were being held in lieu of $1-million bail each.
Hollywood, among the city's safer areas, has seen a 5% increase in violent
crime so far in 2007. Poole's killing was the sixth in the district this
* David Beardsley
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