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DATE: March 13, 2015
CASE: Michael Diaz
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Tate Davis, Elder Abuse Unit
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that the Honorable Lawrence Brown sentenced Michael Diaz to 17 years in state prison. On January 12, 2015, a jury convicted Diaz of felony elder abuse and felony assault with a deadly weapon.
On July 28, 2014, Diaz attacked his 70-year-old relative, who was partially paralyzed from a stroke. He grabbed her out of her wheelchair, threw her onto the ground, pulled her hair and smashed her head on the ground. Diaz’s disabled adult brother attempted to come to the victim’s rescue. Diaz then assaulted his brother with a deadly weapon.
Diaz has numerous prior felony convictions including false imprisonment, unlawful sexual intercourse, assault with a firearm, possession of a deadly weapon, and multiple vehicle thefts. He also has several misdemeanor convictions including multiple domestic violence batteries, corporal injury to a dating partner, possession of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance.
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