Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Son, Adam, Sentenced To Jail For Stabbing Neighbor
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was sentenced to 180 days in jail Wednesday for stabbing his neighbor.
The near-deadly argument was over trash cans when Abdul-Jabbar stabbed his Southern California neighbor, Raymond Windsor, with a hunting knife. Windsor was 60 years old when the incident occurred on June 9, 2020. He suffered injuries to his head, back, neck and side.
Prosecutors said the attack was so severe that Windsor suffered from a fractured skull and nearly died of blood loss after he collapsed outside the hospital.
Abdul-Jabbar was charged with the stabbing in August 2020.
He faced a maximum of nine years in prison, and had pleaded guilty to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a count of carrying a dagger, with sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Abdul-Jabbar accepted a plea offer from Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson.
Sentencing was stayed until January 7 so Abdul-Jabbar can apply for home confinement instead of incarceration, the district attorney’s office said. They added that probation officials will decide whether he will be permitted home confinement.
Prosecutors objected to the plea offer, and a sentencing brief has been sealed. The district attorney’s office said it was “furious” with the sentence, claiming the punishment did not fit the crime, and said Windsor appeared in court Tuesday to implore the judge to send Abdul-Jabbar to prison.
“This slap on the wrist is an absolute miscarriage of justice,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. “This man nearly bled to death in front of the emergency room doors after being stabbed so violently over and over that his skull was fractured. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office vehemently objected to this court offer of six months-which could potentially be served as home confinement because we believe the complete disregard for human life over a dispute over trashcans is so egregious it warranted prison time. The victim in this case has not only suffered serious physical issues, he is suffering from the trauma of having to relive this violent attack every day he walks out into his front yard. This is nothing short of appealing.”
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