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Canyon Country man ordered to trial in stabbing

Posted: June 18, 2012 5:07 p.m.
Updated: June 18, 2012 5:07 p.m.

A Canyon Country man confined to a wheelchair will be tried on an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing that happened on Feb. 29, a District Attorney's spokeswoman said Monday.

Raymundo Soto, 35, of Loretta Lane, was ordered to face trial in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom specially designed to accommodate wheelchair visitors on June 11, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

Soto was arrested by detectives of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station April 4 and charged with attempted murder, a felony.

Two days later, he appeared in San Fernando Superior Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

At a preliminary hearing held at the wheelchair-friendly Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Soto was held to answer to the charges against him by Superior Court Judge Terry Bork.

As a result, Soto is to be formally arraigned next week on two felony charges - one for attempted murder and one for assault with a deadly weapon.

Soto is also expected to be arraigned on two misdemeanors - one for concealing a firearm and one for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.

When he was first arrested Soto's bail was set at $500,000, but it has since been set at $1.08 million.

He is being held in custody at Men's Central Jail on Bauchet Street.





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