A Santa Maria man faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking his parents with a knife, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, 21, was arrested May 12 after his parents were stabbed at a home on the 300 block of East Newlove Drive, reportedly during a family dispute, according to police.
Ramirez allegedly used a large kitchen knife, and responding officers used a stun gun to subdue him and take him into custody, Lt. Russ Mengel said at the time of the arrest.
The District Attorney’s Office announced the felony charges Thursday.
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Ramirez was charged with attempted murder and a special allegation of great bodily injury in the attack on Silvia Narciso Diaz, according to the felony complaint.
He was charged with assault with personal use of a deadly weapon, a knife, and great bodily injury in the attack on Ricardo Ramirez, authorities said.
Ramirez also faces a charge of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer or EMT.
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