KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) – A Kern County jury has found a man guilty on Thursday in a Lamont domestic violence case.
Alejandro Ramirez Perez was found guilty of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, assault with a lethal weapon and personal use of a lethal weapon resulting in a felony of domestic violence and grievous bodily harm.
According to court documents, Perez drove him to the victim’s home in Lamont, hid behind a parked car, and attacked the victim with a knife when he returned home. The victim suffered several serious injuries in the attack, including lung damage, facial fractures and several cuts, according to court documents. The victim’s screams woke his roommates and Perez fled, according to court documents.
Perez and the victim had been in a relationship for nearly two years, according to court documents.
“Perez is an extreme example of a perpetrator of domestic violence who targeted Perez and launched an unprovoked armed attack with the clear intention of killing the victim,” said Kern County prosecutor Cynthia Zimmer.
“The injuries sustained were serious and the trauma was incalculable. The life sentence is the appropriate response to such acts of violence.”
Perez will face up to 13 years in prison. The verdict is scheduled for April 25.
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