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Wife Of Renowned Hairdresser Arrested Months After His Stabbing Death

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The wife of a renowned hairdresser was arrested on Thursday, almost six months after he was found fatally stabbed on the patio of his Woodland Hills home, reports the L.A. Times.

Jail records say that Monica Sementilli, 45, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder. She is being held without bail.

Fabio Sementilli, 49 at the time of his death, was found dead on January 23 at his home on the 5000 block of Queen Victoria Road in Woodland Hills. Police say he had been stabbed multiple times, with wounds found on his torso, neck and face. Investigators at the scene also said that his car—a black 2008 Porsche Carrera 911 with paper plates—was missing. The car would be found about 24 hours later a few miles away from the home, reports KTLA.

Sementilli was a ubiquitous presence in some circles, serving as a kind of ambassador in the beauty field. According to ABC 7 he served as vice president of education for Coty Inc., a beauty company that produced fragrances for Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, among other products. Sementilli also made an appearance on the Canadian talk show Steven and Chris, and spoke in a video for American Salon Magazine:

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As noted at the Times, just days before his death Sementilli had posted on Facebook a photo of his 1987 hairstylist certification. “[Thirty years] ago today I received my hairstylist certification and my professional career started with optimism, an immigrant family work ethic with no pedigree in hairdressing to speak of but I had a strong conviction with hopes and dreams,” wrote Sementilli.

The LAPD will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on Friday in regards to Monica Sementilli's arrest. We will update with information when it becomes available.