The Redondo Beach Police Department recently arrested a 44-year old transient, Richard John Reynierse, for allegedly stabbing a man repeatedly while on a bus in Redondo Beach.
As reported by The Daily Breeze, police responded to reports of a stabbing on a Beach Cities Transit bus stopped near Kingsdale Avenue and Artesia Boulevard. Apparently, “The victim was seated when, for unknown reasons, Reynierse stabbed him multiple times and fled.”
The victim was taken to the hospital and is recovering. Police found and arrested Reynierse around 45 minutes after the incident and arrested him. Police are looking further into the details of the incident, including reviewing video from the bus and local business cameras.
One type of criminal charge Reynierse may be facing as a result of the stabbing is assault with a deadly weapon. Under California Law, assault with a deadly weapon is a more complicated crime than mere assault and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case. Crimes that can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony are called “wobblers.”
To be convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, the prosecution must prove that the defendant assaulted someone and that the assault was committed with a deadly weapon—deadly weapon can include many different things under the law ranging from Beer bottles to knives, guns, bats, power tools, or cars. Since assault with a deadly weapon is a wobbler, there is a wide range of penalties that can result from a conviction. The severity of the sentencing often depends on the facts of the case including how injured the victim was, or how dangerous the weapon was.
If you have been accused of an assault crime of any type, including assault with a deadly weapon, it is important to speak with an experienced Los Angeles Criminal Defense attorney. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Kann California Law Group will provide you an aggressive defense and protect your rights. Call us today for your free consultation at (888) 744-7730.