Stabbing Victim Recovering in Murrieta; Suspects in Custody

A 17-year-old victim of a single-stab wound was recovering Wednesday night, Murrieta police said.

A teenaged boy was recovering after he was stabbed Wednesday night on a residential street in Murrieta, police said.

The 17-year-old was rushed to an area hospital when paramedics responded to the 39300 block of Medina Court shortly after 7:15 p.m., Murrieta police Sgt. Daryl Underwood told Patch.

A friend of the unidentified victim who witnessed the alleged stabbing called authorities to report it, the sergeant said.

"The victim is in stable condition but he had to undergo surgery for a lacerated liver and diaphragm," Underwood said.

The sergeant said the stabbing took place on a sidewalk on Medina Court, which is located off California Oaks Road between Hancock Avenue and Clinton Keith Road.

Police took two people, an 18-year-old man and a woman about the same age, into custody for their suspected involvement in the single-stab wound, Underwood said.

"We got a full confession," Underwood said, noting the incident was still under investigation therefore no names were being released.

The female suspect allegedly drove the getaway car, the sergeant said.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation may contact the Murrieta Police Department at 951-696-3615.

LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Sorry to hear about this. Hope the young man is okay. (Too bad the assailant didn't have an assault rifle, eh?)
SA January 24, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Glad to know the victim is recovering and the assailants are in custody ... but I think the government needs to put a band on knives even the assault butter knives.
Mom of two January 24, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Why was he stabbed? Did he know the suspects? Paying for a quick recovery.
Amanda January 24, 2013 at 05:37 PM
so sad & I'm tremendously shaken... scary as that's few doors down from my house. Hope it wasn't gang related but regardless, it was a horrible thing to happen to an innocent young within our beautiful city of murrieta. I'm glad my kids were not outside. Happy police got confession upon arrest.
Kyle Murphy January 24, 2013 at 06:17 PM
LBV: What does that even mean? Praying for his speedy recovery!
Tobias January 24, 2013 at 07:42 PM
He (sarcistacally) means too bad for the "ban assault weapons" crowd, because any incident involving an assault weapon provides more fuel for their agenda, even if the assault weapon wasn't involved in the attack (as was recently reported about the school shooting in CT), and that these people don't push for regulations against other types of weapons used in crimes (like knives).
Unincorporated January 24, 2013 at 08:41 PM
A camera hooked to a computer could really help out investigators in a case like this. Cel phones are the great equalizer these days and a radio is hard to outrun. Too bad he couldn't protect himself and I hope he didn't bring this @#$% to our town.
Fauntleroy Murphy January 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM
M. Lee Davis January 24, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Amanda, you just told the entire world where you live and that you have kids. Not very smart. You should really watch what you say, especially on Patch!
M. Lee Davis January 24, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Why are my comments "pending approval"
Maggie Avants (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 09:31 PM
M. Lee, At this time we are monitoring all comments, which means everyone's comments "are pending approval" until we approve them. Thank you for your patience. Maggie
LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Touché, Steve! (Good point!)
LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Because we're on to you, M. Lee Davis! :) (Wait a minute... why is MY comment pending?!!)
LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 09:55 PM
<whew!> Thank you for the explanation, Maggie. (M. Lee Davis and I were getting worried.)
Maggie Avants (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Thanks for understanding, guys!
James Q. January 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM
What the heck are you even talking about?? Your comment doesn't make sense. It doesn't relate to this article.
Baby Daddy January 25, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Since they got a confession, It'd be nice if the police would state what the motive was. The cool 'hoods on Clinton Keith have come under fire with much suspicious activity/theft over the last two years and now this. Don't be afraid to call the general Police line if you see something that you know ain't right. They'll get 'er done if they know
LBV Collins January 25, 2013 at 03:30 AM
"Don't be afraid to call the general Police line if you see something that you know ain't right. They'll get 'er done if they know." Very true, Baby Daddy. I reported suspicious activity the other day and was told by the officer that their motto is, "When in doubt, call us out!"
Don Lambert January 25, 2013 at 08:40 AM
I' m not sure which you mean by general police line. Here they want to keep 911 for police for an emergency call about crime in progress. (or for fire or paramedics). I assume that if it just happened and you have a description of the fleeing car you would call 911. But if not in a crime in progress and you came home and found it had been broken into you would call the 24 hour dispatch number and talk with the same 24 hour dispatch room taking calls on a lessor priority at 951-696-3615. Well if you heard the intruder still inside your house that would be a 911 call. If you have not gone inside yet and it is obvious someone had broken in and might still be inside it would be wise to call for a policeman to come check it out before you go inside. But which number would you call? In one situation I called 911 and the dispatcher told me to call back on the other number. I have used the 696-3615 dispatch number several times and was answered right away. But there are other numbers for different parts of the police department. The number for the FRONT DESK in the police department is 951-304-2677. I am wondering if you meant that number as "the general police line"
Don Lambert January 25, 2013 at 09:03 AM
This story makes us wonder what was going on. Circumstance of it happening on a quiet residential street in a nice looking neighborhood with no thru traffic makes It sound likely the stabber knew the victim and was very angry about something. Now it is likely he will be facing attempted murder charges. If the 17 year old had seriously wronged the 18 year old or the girl driver first then the stabber should have sought police or other means of assistance. Or a drug deal gone bad could result in this type of behavior. Or the 17 year old might have been totally innocent. I suppose we will read more about this after the arraignment or prelim.
Don Lambert January 25, 2013 at 09:38 AM
Regardless of who did what first, the victim of the stabbing may feel the pain long after the surgeries have healed. Typically the body and mind goes into a protective defensive mode after a serious stabbing. I am NOT saying it will affect THIS victim in the following way. But for many victims it is likely to go like this: (PTSD) 1. At first for a few months he may "feel" mentally/emotionally the knife going into his body dozens or hundreds of times a night for a few months as he tries to sleep. 2. And for a year or two he may feel insecure around strangers and even with a group of acquantances. He may frequently look behind himself to verify there is no one creeping up behind him with knife in their hand. 3. He is likely to feel very uncomforable if walking anywhere alone and see that he has to pass by some tough looking youth. 4. He may have nightmares abouit it. I suggest that the intensity of these feelings would gradually grow less, maybe drop of by half after 6 or 8 months. Then drop off half of that after another 6 or 8 months. And continue to drop off gradually, but still have an impact after 5 years. Then from time to time the victim may feel an urge to do something serously wrong for him to do even if he was taught and believed that individuals should not take revenge into their own hands. He may have to deal with these urges from time to time for a year or so. He might get some counseling paid for by the state victim witness program.
John Faux-Cheesey Smith January 25, 2013 at 03:58 PM
...and Communists/Progressives/Democrats want my children to be defenseless when they are old enough to buy a firearm, as regular industry standard firearms are being banned as we type (yes, SEMI-AUTO "One bullet per trigger pull"[, not AUTO which have been heavily regulated since 1934)! Unbelievable!
John Faux-Cheesey Smith January 25, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Indeed, since according to the FBI homicide data for 2011, they were used in 1,694 homicides, while 728 hands/feet/fists were used, and RIFLES were only used in 323 homicides in the entire US. We should ban cars, as THEY are accountable for over 30,000 deaths a year... :)
Brenden roach January 25, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Did the guy die
LBV Collins January 25, 2013 at 06:54 PM
No, John, "Communists/Progressives/Democrats" don't want your children to be defenseless. Just buy 'em a car. (As you point out, cars are accountable for over 30,000 deaths a year... WAAAY more deaths than guns.)
Cyclist January 25, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Brenden, yes, he died. But he is now recovering.
Don Lambert January 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Here is a little more information. The witness had police looking for a RED SUV. I don't know if he had a plate number. Not many red suv around. Deputies found a red suv in Menifee and arrested the two persons inside it. There were syringes, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, and meth inside the suv. The 18 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and drug possession. The 20 year old woman was arrested suspicion of drug posession, being an accessory to a crime AND VIOLATING HER PROBATION. She was released on a low bail.
James Q. January 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM
That's great and all, but how did my comment correcting one guys typo of "band" when he meant "ban", violate the terms of service rules? i read the terms of service rules, and it didn't violate any of them. Neither did my comment saying that Murrieta doesn't have "gangs", just rebellious youth who think they are gangs. I know that your TOS rules mention "no masked vulgarities", yet I saw one up above, in a reader's comment. How did that get through, but my helpful correction didn't? Doesn't make sense, Miss Avants.


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