Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder for Stabbing Wife

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on May 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in Aggravated Assault, California Law, Los Angeles, Orange County

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san juan capistrano criminal defense attorneyA man who stabbed his wife in the neck at a busy Garden Grove intersection in July of 2013 has been sentenced to 8 years in state prison for attempted murder.

Tai Trieu attacked his wife at 3:52 p.m. on July 7, 2013, at the intersection of Beach and Garden Boulevards. He fled the scene and was identified to police as a transient. However, the woman and her family told police that Trieu was the attacker. He was arrested later that day and held on $500,000 bond.

Trieu pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and accepted a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury on April 7.

Attempted murder is a difficult charge to prove if not pled as in this case—prosecutors must prove two things for an attempted murder charge: that you took at least one direct step towards killing someone, and that you intended to kill them. The direct step could include hiring a hit man, using a weapon, or anything that would have resulted in a murder if some outside factor had not stopped it. After that, they must prove that you did intend to kill any individual, not just the one in question.

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.


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