A 48-year-old man pleaded no contest today to assaulting his former girlfriend in front of their child in 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
At today's court appearance, Eduardo Marin pleaded no contest to four counts in case KA113767: attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary, person present, and cruelty to a child by endangering health.
The defendant also admitted special allegations that he personally used a dangerous and deadly weapon, a knife, during the commission of the crime. Additionally, Marin admitted committing great bodily injury on the victim under circumstances involving domestic violence.
Marin is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 13 in Department P of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. He is expected to be sentenced to 20 years and six months to life in state prison.
Deputy District Attorney Michelle Graves of the Victim Impact Program, who prosecuted the case, said on the evening of Oct. 13, 2016, Marin broke into his ex-girlfriend's West Covina home and stabbed her multiple times in front of their young son.
During the assault, a family member of the victim tried to intercede and also was injured by Marin, the prosecutor added.
Following the attack, the defendant fled the scene, according to the prosecutor. Authorities located Marin soon after the stabbing and arrested him in connection with the incident.
The domestic violence case was investigated by the West Covina Police Department.
Los Angeles District Attorney / case KA113767 / June 18, 2018