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Son’s Hands Deemed Deadly Weapons in Assault Against Mom

In late March, a woman showed up at the Cabazon sheriff’s office and reported that her son had assaulted her. The man was arrested and charged for the allegations.

On March 20, when a woman came into the sheriff’s office in Cabazon, California, and told them that her adult son had violently attacked her they investigated her claims and arrested 32-year-old Richard Anthony Diaz on suspicion of being the perpetrator the assault.

After their first review of the evidence the police believed that Diaz had intended to kill his 54-year-old mother, whose name has not been disclosed, and he was reprimanded for attempted murder. Those charges were amended and he was then facing a lesser charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Because it is suspected that he used them to assault her, his hands are the weapon that they allege was the instrument employed in the attack.

When the prosecutors made a second modification to the accusations, they determined that Diaz would face charges of assault on a person causing great bodily injury, and dissuading a witness.

Diaz entered a plea of not guilty to the charges, and his bail, which was first $1,000,000, was changed to $25,000. He spent four days in jail and was let out after paying the ordered amount.

August 16 was the date chosen for Diaz to return to court for a post-preliminary arraignment.

If you or someone you love is suspected of assault, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.