Canyon Country teen found guilty of murder

Eileen Chen, Photo Editor

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A 60-year-old Canyon Country man was assaulted on the 19400 block of Stillmore Street Sunday, November 12.  The Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station received a call at 5:55 pm about a man who was being stabbed and assaulted with a baseball bat outside an apartment complex.

Patrol units responded to the call and found the man critically injured from multiple stab wounds. The man was taken to a local hospital at 6:17 pm in critical condition after officials called for an ambulance.

The victim was last reported to be in surgery Sunday evening, with no further updates on his condition. The culprit fled the scene of the crime but a 17-year-old Canyon Country boy was later taken into custody at around 10:22 pm that evening under the suspicion of assault and attempted murder.

Deputies negotiated with the suspect’s family for the teen’s surrender without incident and the teen was subsequently brought into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station by his father. The suspect was charged with attempted murder then sent to Sylmar Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, California.

While the victim’s condition has received no current updates, this case may become the fifth of four homicide incidents in Santa Clarita within the last twelve months.

The case is still open and anyone with additional information is welcome to contact the Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121 or call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-8477 to provide information anonymously.

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Canyon Country teen found guilty of murder