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Stepson of Aretha Franklin Stabbed to Death

November 25, 1986 GMT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ The stepson of singer Aretha Franklin was stabbed to death and another man was wounded during a fight in the parking lot of a beachside restaurant, police said Monday.

Glynn Turman Jr., 21, son of actor Glynn Turman and stepson of Miss Franklin, was pronounced dead Sunday night at Santa Monica Hospital, police Detective Ray Cooper said.

Police arrested Henry Eugene Montgomery, 19, of Los Angeles, and held him for investigation of murder and attempted murder.

Todd Daniels, 20, of New York also was injured during the fight, but he was treated at the hospital and released.

The fight erupted after Turman and Daniels allegedly made derogatory remarks about a woman accompanying Montgomery in the parking lot of The Lobster restaurant, a landmark eatery next to the Santa Monica Pier.

″Two males were seen running from the scene,″ police Lt. Tom Mapes said. ″Investigation led to the arrest of Montgomery. A juvenile with him was released when it was determined he took no part in the stabbing.″

An autopsy was to be performed Tuesday on Turman, said Dean Gilmour, a Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman.