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March 18, 2015: Father Charged with Attempted Murder, Kidnapping

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend and kidnapping his year-old son, triggering a statewide Amber Alert, is due in court on Thursday for arraignment on attempted murder, kidnapping and additional charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Giovany Santiago-Enriquez (dob 5/31/77) is scheduled to be arraigned sometime Thursday in Department 30 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in case BA434389. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $1.3 million.

Santiago-Enriquez is suspected of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her new boyfriend in the early morning hours on March 9. The attack occurred at her San Pedro home in the 500 block of W. 15th Street. He then allegedly fled with his young son. He was arrested yesterday after he tried to re-enter the country from Mexico.

He is charged with one count of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of kidnapping, one count of residential burglary and one count of child custody deprivation, all felonies. The complaint alleges use of a deadly weapon, a knife, and that he has a prior conviction.

Deputy District Attorney Whelma Llanos with the Child Abduction Section is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Santiago-Enriquez faces up to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.