COSTA MESA — A memorial for a Mission Viejo resident who was fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa on New Year's Day, has been set for Saturday afternoon.
Robert Sickles' ashes will be buried in the cemetery at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, family members said Tuesday.
"It's senseless," his father, Jim Sickles, 49, said in a phone interview from his Mission Viejo home. "These guys don't go looking for fights."
He was referring to his son, Robert, 27, and Robert's brother, David Sickles, 21, whom Robert had been apparently trying to protect just moments before Robert was stabbed in the chest.
A suspect in the stabbing, Adam Randy Baker, 23, of Dana Point, has since been recuperating from injuries in an area hospital and is in the custody of Costa Mesa police.