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Punk Rocker Anthony Lovato Not Charged in Stabbing Death

Authorities in Los Angeles have not filed charges against a 26-year-old punk rock musician, following a deadly stabbing.

Anthony Lovato, who sang in the defunct quartet Mest, was arrested March 25, after telephoning police to report the altercation. Police say Lovato fought 25-year-old Wayne Hughes early Sunday morning in a Los Angeles parking structure. Hughes later died in a hospital.

The two had apparently been involved with the same woman at different times. Authorities declined to file charges against Lovato, citing insufficient evidence.

He was released from jail March 27.

Anthony Lovato and his brother Matt formed Mest in 1995. They recorded several albums for Madonna's Maverick label before disbanding in 2006.