BASKETBALL great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's son has been charged over an alleged frenzied knife attack on his neighbor during an argument over trashcans -and could spend the next 10 years in jail.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar was charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one felony count of carrying a dagger on Tuesday by Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
The 28-year-old is accused of stabbing his neighbor Ray Winsor seven times following an argument the two had outside their San Clemente, California homes.
On June 9, Winsor, 60, allegedly confronted Abdul-Jabbar about not taking out the trashcans for Abdul-Jabbar's 83-year-old grandmother, Spitzer's office said.
As the two exchanged words, Abdul-Jabbar stabbed Winsor seven times with a large hunting knife, including several times in the back of the head, which caused a skull fracture and brain bleeding, authorities say.
"A dispute between neighbors should never escalate to violence, much less the ruthless nature of this attack," Spitzer said in a statement released Tuesday.
Spitzer's office also added Winsor collapsed in front of the emergency room after his wife drove him to the hospital.
Winsor miraculously is still alive despite almost dying from severe blood loss.
"I sort of got on him because the lady who takes care of him is 83-year-old," Winsor told ABC7 following the attack.
"He doesn't do anything for her and it just bums me out – she's in a walker taking her trash cans down."
He filed a civil suit with Abdul-Jabbar and claims his attacker yelled "shut your f***king mouth, I'm going to stick a knife through your teeth" before he was stabbed.
At that moment, Winsor recalled Abdul-Jabbar run back into his home, but believed his threat had been a joke "because of the relationship we've had for years," adding he knew Abdul-Jabbar since he was a child.
"One punch and it knocked off his glasses," Winsor recalled following Abdul-Jabbar's first stabbing of the knife into his back as he walked away.
"I think it knocked the knife out of his hand, I'm not sure because it was dark out there."
"I turned and he was on me. I thought he was punching me but he actually had a knife," he added.
Winsor also said Abdul-Jabbar apologized to his wife the following day but feared he didn't undergo a medical evaluation after he posted $25,000 bail. The sheriff's office said they conduct a medical evaluation on anyone alleged of a violent crime.
Abdul-Jabbar is set to be arraigned on September 9, 2020. If convicted, he faces up to nine years and eight months behind bars.
"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 of the law," Spitzer's statement concluded.
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