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Preliminary hearing set for SCV pair charged with attempted murder

Posted: January 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.
Updated: January 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

A preliminary hearing has been set for a man and a woman each charged with attempted murder in the September stabbing of a Newhall man, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

Daniel Constantino, 20, and Sara Lynn McConahay, 27, both of Canyon Country, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Monday on a single felony charge of attempted murder.

“A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 28 in Department H,” DA spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday.

During that hearing, prosecutors will present evidence in the case, and the defense can respond, after which the judge will decide if the case should go to trial.

On Sept. 15, a man was attacked in Newhall after his car was intentionally rammed by that of his attacker. He was stabbed after the collision, according to local sheriff’s officials.

The victim, identified only as a 25-year-old Canyon Country man, spent more than two weeks at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Sgt. Dean Currie of the Career, Offender, Burglary, Robbery Apprehension team said at the time.

On Sept. 23, COBRA team members arrested Constantino on suspicion of attempted murder.

Constantino remains in custody at the North County Correctional Facility at Pitchess Detention Center, with bail set at $1.09 million.

McConahay is being held at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, with bail set at $1.04 million.


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