Redmond O’Neal charged with attempted murder after stabbing two men in a crime spree
Police said the son of Ryan O’Neal and late actress Farrah Fawcett went on a violent spree that ended on May 8 when he was arrested for robbing a 7-Eleven Store in California
Redmond O’Neal, the son of Ryan O’Neal and late actress Farrah Fawcett, has been charged with attempted murder after going on a violent crime spree in which he stabbed two people and injured a few.
According to Los Angeles Police Department, O’Neal allegedly committed the series of crimes in the month of May. According to Los Angeles ABC station KABC, the evidence was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Airport Branch on Friday.
O’Neal was charged with attempted murder, two counts of assault with a lethal weapon, one count of criminal threats, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery.
The charges come from five separate incidents in Los Angeles.
O’Neal, 33, was alleged by police to have gotten into an argument with a stranger and punched him on the night of May 2. Hours later, he got into another fight with a stranger and punched him on May 3 at 3:30 am. Police said on May 4, O’Neal stabbed a man near the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a couple of hours after that another man was found lying in a pool of blood on May 4, stabbed in the upper body and the face. Police say a man matching O’Neal’s description was seen on surveillance video near the scene.
The very next day, O’Neal allegedly got into a fight at a coffee shop and threatened the staff with a knife.
O’Neal’s crime spree came to an end when he was arrested for armed robbery at a convenience store in Santa Monica, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
He was also charged with possession of a smoking device, an injection device and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Police said they were able to join the dots of the five crimes with the description given of the suspect as he was held on the robbery charge.
LAPD Sgt. Scotty Steven told KABC that all these crimes were random in nature. It began with an argument between two strangers and went down south with the violent acts.
The 33-year-old has had a history of drug troubles and violent behaviour. He was arrested multiple times for drug possession in 2008 and 2011. He pleaded no contest to heroin possession from the 2011 arrest and was sentenced to five years of probation, according to KABC. He failed multiple drug tests, and spent time in prison in 2015.
O’Neal presently is at the Men’s Central Jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 10.