Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal’s Son Charged With Attempted Murder

Redmond O’Neal faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of criminal threats, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery

Last Updated: June 9, 2018 @ 5:47 PM

Redmond O’Neal, the son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was charged Friday with attempted murder in connection with a May crime spree that included the punching or stabbing of five men and the robbing of a 7-Eleven convenience store.

O’Neal, who has struggled with drug addiction, is accused of randomly attacking five men on May 2, in a spree that lasted through May 5 in the Venice Beach and Palms neighborhoods of Los Angeles county, according to authorities.

Two of the men were seriously injured, according to police, including one who was stabbed in the face.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney also charged O’Neal with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of criminal threats, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery.

O’Neal has had a history of run-ins with the law. He’s already pleaded not guilty to allegedly robbing a convenience store on May 8.

In 2011, O’Neal was arrested for possession of heroin and marijuana after being stopped by Santa Monica police officers for running a red light at a left-turn arrow.

In 2009, he was arrested after being found in possession of heroin, while undergoing a security check at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California, where he was serving time on drug charges.

O’Neal is in the custody of the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department.

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