SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria resident Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, 21, has been formally charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon from a violent stabbing attack during Mother's Day weekend.
Ramirez is accused of stabbing his parents, Silvia Narciso, 40, and Ricardo Ramirez, 41. The District Attorney is also charging Ramirez with special allegations of inflicting great bodily injury on both victims as well as a misdemeanor charge of Resisting, Obstructing, or Delaying a Peace Officer.
On May 12, Santa Maria police responded to the 300 block of E. Newlove Drive to reports of a stabbing incident involving multiple victims. Officers located the victims and Ramirez near the residence allegedly holding a knife in hand which police believe was the weapon used in the stabbing.
Police say Ramirez refused to drop the knife but was later tased and taken into custody.
Ramirez will be arraigned in court on May 19. A motive for the stabbing has not yet been released.
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