A partner in the company that owns Govind Armstrong restaurants like 8 Oz. Burger Bar in L.A. and Miami and Table 8 in New York has been charged with the murder of his “unborn child,” reports the Miami New Times. Joshua Woodward, 37, was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday shortly after flying in from Miami. Unable to raise $2 million in bail, Woodward is currently in the Wilshire jail. The entire LAPD press release is below, though it asks more questions than it answers.
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Los Angeles: On October 25, 2009, Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives arrested 37-year-old Joshua Woodward in connection with the death of an unborn baby.
On October 19, 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department completed an Injury Report to capture the suspicious circumstances of a miscarriage. The miscarriage occurred in approximately the thirteenth week of gestation. Joshua Woodward is believed to have been the biological father of the baby.
Wilshire Area Homicide investigators established probable cause to arrest Woodward in connection with the death of the unborn baby. At about 3:15 a.m. this morning, Woodward was arrested in the 3600 Block of West 3rd Street without incident. Woodward was booked at the Wilshire Jail for Penal Code Section 187 - Murder, where he is currently held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Detectives are continuing to analyze evidence and will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday October 27, 2009. No further statements are expected prior to a review by prosecutors.
Woodward is believed to have ties to Miami and Chicago. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Wilshire Area Homicide Detectives at 213-473-0446. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on “Web Tips.” When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.
8 oz. Burger Owner Josh Woodward Accused of Murder in Los Angeles [Miami New Times]