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Canyon Country man pleads to lesser charge in 2013 Newhall stabbing

Posted: August 27, 2014 1:24 p.m.
Updated: August 27, 2014 1:24 p.m.

A 20-year-old gang member from Canyon Country who was charged with attempted murder for stabbing a man in 2013 has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and sentenced to seven years in prison, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

Daniel Constantino pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon earlier this month in San Fernando Superior Court as part of a plea deal, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.

Constantino stabbed a 25-year-old Canyon Country man after ramming the victim’s car in Newhall on Sept. 15, 2013. The victim spent several days at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Constantino was arrested Sept. 23, 2013. A second suspect was arrested a week later in connection with the assault, but in January a judge dismissed the charge against her for lack of evidence.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Career Offenders Burglary Robbery Assault team members investigated the case.

COBRA deputies said Constantino is registered with the Sheriff’s Department as a gang member.




Unreal: Posted: August 27, 2014 4:51 p.m.

7 years for attempted murder by stabbing someone and you guys think the BB guy should get life?

AdamTwelve: Posted: August 27, 2014 5:47 p.m.

1). Where did he stab, and

2). How many times did he stab him?

what a crock, makes people like Unreal happy fo' sho'.

DMeyer: Posted: August 27, 2014 7:17 p.m.


When he gets out 7 years from now and does another violent assault are you going to say...."he's kept his nose clean for the last 7 years, let's give him another chance"....?

Personally I think he should get more than 7 years for this crime, and the next time he gets busted for a violent felony (and he will) I say lock him up and throw away the key.

Guys like this are always hoping to get people like you on their jury panel.

SCV123: Posted: August 28, 2014 12:50 a.m.

Throw him away and lock up the key!

boneshark: Posted: August 28, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Come on're being way too soft on the guy. Off with his head! Boil him in oil! Tar and feather him! Roll over him with a steamroller! Poke his eyes out! Castrate him! Chop off his fingers! Pass gas in his general direction! Make him listen to bagpipe music all day!

(full sarcasm intended)

johnnyrock: Posted: August 28, 2014 12:47 p.m.

Make him listen to Taylor Swift for a week straight. But for reals, he should be getting more than 7 years, our justice system sucks.

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