Son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett charged with attempted murder

Redmond O’Neal charged with attempted murder

Redmond O’Neal charged with attempted murder

Redmond O'Neal was also charged on Friday for a number of other crimes in connection to a violent spree in Southern California, Los Angeles police said.

KABC reported that 33-year-old Redmond O'Neal is accused of randomly attacking five people in unprovoked confrontations in Los Angeles neighborhoods between May 2 and May 5.

On the same day, witnesses saw another man lying in a pool of blood in the same area with multiple stab wounds to his face and body. The police also charged him with possession of drugs including the possession of a smoking device.

All five alleged attacks involve a suspect whose description, at least partially, matches that of O'Neal, including being white, with red hair and distinct tattoos.

O'Neal, 33, is alleged by police to have gotten into an argument and punched a stranger on the night of May 2.

Following the incidents, the police linked O'Neal to the crime spree, which soon came to a halt after they picked him up and held him in their custody.

In the final incident that police attribute to Redmond, he allegedly became belligerent inside a coffee shop and when an employee intervened, police say Redmond pulled out a folding knife and "lunged, jabbed and threatened to harm the employee with the knife". And with this particular crime, Redmond allegedly left fingerprints at the scene, which helped authorities identify him as a suspect.

And finally, in the still-dark hours of May 8, police said, the attempted robbery of the Santa Monica convenience store. Scotty Stevens told the news station, adding that the crimes appeared to be random.

Redmond O'Neal's father is actor Ryan O'Neal, who was in a relationship with Fawcett for decades.

Fawcett, a former star of TV's "Charlie's Angels", died of cancer at age 62 in 2009.

It was the latest addition to a criminal file for O'Neal, who has a troubled history of encounters with law enforcement, as well as a publicized battle with drug addiction. Redmond was her only child. He was then sentenced to three years in state prison in 2015 for violating his probation and was released early in 2016.

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