LOS ANGELES (CN) – The son of NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is accused of stabbing his neighbor in June during an argument over trash cans outside their homes in southern California, he announced Tuesday. Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, had a heated argument on June 9 with his 60-year-old neighbor with whom he shares an alley at his home in San Clemente, Calif.
Abdul-Jabbar’s neighbor confronted the son of the NBA legend for not taking his old roommate’s trash.
According to prosecutors, Abdul-Jabbar then repeatedly stabbed the man in the head with a hunting knife, fracturing his skull and causing a brain hemorrhage.
The man, identified in the media as Ray Winsor, was taken to hospital by his wife and suffered so much blood that he collapsed outside an emergency room.
“I think he’s in serious trouble,” Winsor told KLA after the stabbing.
“I think he tried to kill me. I mean, it could’ve been an inch like that, an inch like that, I could’ve been dead. ”
Authorities arrested Abdul-Jabbar on the day of the incident with stab wounds, but he was later released after issuing bail.
Abdul-Jabbar is charged with three offenses of assault with a deadly weapon and one offense of stabbing. The allegations make three improvements to “inflicting serious bodily harm”, prosecutors said. Some residents say the fires
Orange District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement Tuesday that the attack was “ruthless” and unwarranted.
“A neighbor-to-neighbor dispute should never lead to violence, let alone the ruthless nature of this attack,” Spitzer said. “Violence of any kind will not be tolerated in Orange County and those who choose to inflict violence on others will be prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to the fullest extent permitted by the law.”
Abdul-Jabbar is expected to be arraigned on September 9 at the Harbor Justice Center in Orange County.
“It was the witness who complained in this case that triggered the altercation and it was Mr. Abdul-Jabbar who contacted the police to report it,” Abdul-Jabbar’s lawyer said, Shawn Holley. “For these reasons and more, we are disappointed that this case has been closed, but we are ready to face the charges in court.”
Abdul-Jabbar faces a maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted at any cost.