Man who stabbed LA-area homeless found not sane

Feb 21, 2015 10:14 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who stabbed three sleeping homeless people in Southern California will be sent to a mental hospital.

City News Service says Courtney Anthony Robinson was ordered committed on Friday after a jury ruled he wasn't sane during the July 2012 attacks.

He was found guilty on Tuesday of attempted murder.

Authorities say Robinson acknowledged to police that he intended to kill two men and a woman when he attacked them in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica.

Prosecutors say Robinson left typed "death warrants" at the scenes.

Robinson's attorney, Thomas Summers, told jurors that his client believed he was acting on the orders of God.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Most Popular