Saturday, July 21, 2012
Los Angeles police have arrested and booked a black man for a series of stabbings of homeless people in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas
Courtney Anthony Robinson has been arrested for attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bail. Two men and a woman, all homeless people, were stabbed in the back as they slept alone during the early morning hours. The first stabbing occurred on July 3, 2012 in downtown LA’s Skid Row. The second was in Santa Monica and the last one was in Hollywood. All three victims survived the attacks. After interviewing Robinson, detectives believe that he also stabbed two more people in the Santa Barbara area. They say it appears that he targeted the victims for specific reasons but had no relation to them. Police initially believed that Robinson's name could have been David Ben Keyes. That was the pen name used to sign each of the typed “death warrants” that were found with three of the victims.