The son of actor Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett was charged with attempted murder, according to reports.
Redmond O’Neal, 33, is charged with stabbing and punching five men between May 2 and May 5 in the Venice Beach and Palms neighborhoods in Southern California, CBS News reported.
The Los Angeles Police Department said that two men were seriously injured. One of them was stabbed in the face.
O’Neal pleaded not guilty to other charges, including possessing methamphetamine and heroin. He’s been jailed for the past month, according to the CBS report.
He “randomly attacked five men in unprovoked confrontations,” the LAPD said, according to People magazine. Police described one incident, saying: “Initially, the victim thought that the suspect had merely ‘punched’ him in the back,” they said in a statement to People. “However, once paramedics arrived, the paramedics discovered that the victim had sustained a serious stab wound to the left side of his body.”
He was arrested on May 8 after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven in Venice, California.
“They all seem to be random. It appears, though, based on what we know now, that it just started as an argument between unknown persons and quickly escalated with the violent acts,” LAPD Sgt. Scotty Steven told ABC News about O’Neal’s crime spree.
O’Neal’s father is actor Ryan O’Neal, who appeared in films such as “Barry Lyndon,” and his mother is Fawcett, a 1970s model who also starred in “Charlie’s Angels.” She died of cancer 2009.
Redmond O'Neal, son of the late Farrah Fawcett and actor Ryan O'Neal, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after a series of stabbings and assaults in the Venice and Palms area last month https://t.co/yxsszj1S0I pic.twitter.com/JTsqfR6VDD
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) June 9, 2018
Redmond, who was named after Ryan’s character Redmond Barry in “Barry Lyndon,” has had a history of troubled behavior. ABC noted that he was arrested in 2008 and 2011 for drug possession. Later, he spent time in prison in 2015.
He’s currently being held at the Men’s Central Jail. He’s slated to appear in court on July 10.
Ryan O’Neal has yet to issue a public statement about his son’s arrest.
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