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Defendant Convicted for Attempted Murder of Woman in Her Home

DATE:  June 15, 2018

CASE:  Jordan Lynch (Case #17FE014700)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Sam Alexander, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit

Jordan Lynch was convicted by a jury of attempted murder and burglary.  The jury also found true allegations that Lynch personally used a deadly weapon and caused great bodily injury.

On August 9, 2017, Lynch attempted to enter the 47-year-old female victim’s bedroom through the window.  The victim woke up and closed the window before he could enter.  Lynch then went to a sliding door and used a metal pole to smash the glass and gain entry.  He immediately grabbed the victim and stabbed her in the side, lacerating her kidney.  When she tried to get away, Lynch stabbed her in the neck.  The victim was finally able to escape and neighbors were awakened by her screams.  When Lynch tried to flee, the neighbors tackled him and held him until police arrived. 

At sentencing, the Court will determine an allegation that Lynch has a prior 2016 strike conviction for robbery.  If found true, Lynch faces a maximum sentence of 27 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for July 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Department 21 before the Honorable Steve White.

 

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