Gardena man is jailed for stabbing

first_imgThat’s when things got even worse for the Gardena man. It was at the Torrance Courthouse that Burrell learned he also is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly stabbing his 16-year-old son, according to prosecutors. Link, who filed the case, said the boy’s colon was punctured and he had to spend three weeks in a hospital. Commissioner Douglas Carnahan reset Burrell’s bail to $800,000, and he was immediately handcuffed and taken into custody. His attorney, Sherri Garthwaite, tried unsuccessfully to persuade Carnahan to leave the bail the way it was. “First of all, it’s Christmas Eve,” she pleaded. “Second of all, as far as I understand the circumstances, this was an accident that happened in the family home.” Burrell pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of battery on a peace officer, as well as the allegations that he caused all his victims great bodily injury. If convicted, he could face life in prison. According to court documents, his criminal history includes a robbery conviction in 1986. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Patrick Michael Burrell was already in big trouble when he appeared in Torrance Superior Court on Monday. But that’s not why he got to spend Christmas Eve in lockup. Burrell, 44, showed up in court for the first time on charges that he injured two police officers during a September fracas at his Gardena home. But he left the courtroom in handcuffs because – unbeknown to police at the time – Burrell had allegedly stabbed his teenage son just moments before the officers arrived in response to a hang-up call to 911. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBurrell had been out on $30,000 bail since the Sept. 16 confrontation at his home on West 131stStreet, when officers said they found him combative and high on drugs. The officers determined Burrell was on PCP, said Deputy District Attorney Jodi Link. Burrell fought with the officers when they tried to arrest him, Link said. They tried to subdue him with a Taser and he threw one of the officers against a glass door, she said. By the time Burrell had been subdued, both officers had sustained hand injuries. He was booked on suspicion of assaulting peace officers, posted bail and ordered to appear in court Monday. last_img

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