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Table Eight's Josh Woodward Accused of Murder in Los Angeles

Two days ago, Los Angeles Police homicide detectives arrested Joshua

Woodward, who teamed up with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong to bring

their West Coast food offerings to South Beach with Table 8 and 8 oz. Burger Bar. The cops charged Woodward with the murder of his unborn child.

According

to a LAPD press release, investigators on October 19 completed an

injury report to "capture the suspicious circumstances of a

miscarriage." The release notes the fetus was 13 weeks old when it

died.

The rest of the release states:

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.

His

bail has been set at $2 million. The charges were to be

presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office today. The LAPD

would not release the names of the mother or what information it had to

establish probable cause.

Shortly after Table 8 filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy, Woodward was quoted in a Miami Herald article

that he would reopen the restaurant on Alton Road with cheaper prices.

He is a partner in a company that owns the original 8 oz. location on Melrose Ave

in L.A., as well as Table 8 in New

York City. According to Maile Rodriguez, publicist for the South Beach 8 oz., Woodward licensed the name to Eric Fried, the Alton Road burger joint's sole owner.

"Josh helped launch the Miami location," Rodriguez says. "But he does not have a financial relationship and he is not responsible for the day-to-day operation."

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.