The son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett is now facing an attempted murder charge after LAPD detectives turned over new evidence linking Redmond O'Neal to a "crime spree" that includes a vicious stabbing in Venice Beach and other crimes in the Palms neighbourhood in Los Angeles, RadarOnline.com can report exclusively. Now O'Neal is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, and one count of brandishing a knife. Redmond James O'Neal was arrested on May 8 for an armed robbery after he was identified as the suspect in a 7-Eleven store robbery.
One of the men was stabbed in the head and seriously injured, according to authorities.
"After O'Neal's arrest, the violent crime spree ended", police said in a statement, "and Pacific Area robbery detectives found O'Neal to strongly match the description of the suspect in these crimes". The authorities also suspect that O'Neal committed this crime because of blood and fingerprints he reportedly left at the scene of the crime.
Following the incidents, the police linked O'Neal to the crime spree, which soon came to a halt after they picked him up and held him in their custody.
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According to police, O'Neal punched the man and tried to stab him with a broken bottle. The victim sustained serious stab wounds and cuts to his face, neck and upper body. Police said that footage from a surveillance video camera captured a man who looked a lot like O'Neal walking away from the scene. When an employee confronted him, the suspect "became belligerent" and pulled out a folding knife, police said.
O'Neal has not entered a plea for the new attempted murder charge.
The charges against O'Neal were filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Friday, police said.
According to a copy of Fawcett's will, obtained by RadarOnline, the actress left the most of her money - $4.5 million - to Redmond O'Neal, who was in a court-mandated drug rehab program at the time, according to ABC News.