Suspect In 3 Homeless Stabbings Charged With Attempted Murder
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The man suspected of stabbing three homeless people while they slept has been charged with attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
Robinson turned himself in to detectives on Friday night, according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith. The non-fatal stabbings of three homeless people occurred between July 3 and July 19.
Robinson also goes by the alias of David Ben Keyes.
Deputy District Attorney John Gilligan says Robinson has been charged with three counts of attempted murder with personal use of a knife and great bodily injury allegations. Prosecutors will ask that Robinson’s bail be set at $3 million.
Robinson is suspected in the July 3 attack on a 56-year-old man at Third and Main streets in downtown Los Angeles, a man stabbed July 17 on a bus bench along Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and a homeless woman stabbed July 19 in Hollywood. Robinson allegedly left signed “death warrants” behind that were either written or typed out by him.
If convicted, Robinson could face up to life in prison according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.