The song of Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar is facing various criminal charges for repeatedly stabbing his neighbour following an argument over bringing in the trash. The incident happened in June outside their Southern California homes.
According to reports, Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s song, Adam Abdul Jabbar got into a heated argument on June 8 with his neighbour. The neighbour confronted Adam Abdul Jabbar for not taking in the trash bins for his octogenarian roommate.
As per prosecutors, Abdul-Jabbar then repeatedly stabbed his neighbour in the head with a hunting knife and fractured his skull, causing bleeding from his brain. The neighbour has been identified as Ray Winsor, who was rushed to a hospital by his wife.
“I think he’s got some serious problems,” Winsor told KTLA after the stabbing. “I think he tried to kill me. I mean, it could’ve been one inch this way, one inch that way, I could’ve been dead.”
Adam Abdul Jabbar was arrested on the same day when he stabbed the man but he was later released on $25,000 bail.
Adam has been charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury in connection with the June 9 attacks, according to prosecutors.
Orange Country District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued a statement on Tuesday in which he termed the attack as “ruthless” and unwarranted.
“A dispute between neighbours should never escalate to violence, much less the ruthless nature of this attack,” Spitzer said, “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.”
Adam Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to be arraigned September 9 at the Harbor Justice Center in Orange County.
“It was the complaining witness in this matter who initiated the altercation and it was Mr. Abdul-Jabbar who contacted the police to report it,” Abdul-Jabbar’s attorney Shawn Holley said. “For these reasons and many more, we are disappointed that this case was filed, but stand ready to address the charges in court.”
If Adam Abul Jabbar convicted on all counts, he will have to face a maximum sentence of nine-year and eight months.
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