A man and woman were charged Monday with attempted murder for allegedly luring a man to an apartment complex in Mission Viejo, where the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
Adriana Joanna Guillen, 18, and Miguel Angel Huertas, 19, also face a sentencing enhancement allegation of premeditated attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. Huertas is additionally facing sentencing enhancement allegations of street gang activity, personal use of a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury on the victim.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the attack on May 29 at 7:34 p.m. by a nurse at a hospital where the victim went for care, said Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Guillen allegedly agreed to lure the victim, who is in his mid-40s, to the pool at the Idyllwillow Apartments at 28032 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo. She sent the man, whose name was withheld, an electronic message to meet her at the pool alone, the criminal complaint alleges.
When the victim arrived, Huertas followed the man to a restroom and repeatedly stabbed him with a knife while an unidentified co-conspirator acted as a lookout, the complaint alleges.
The extent of the victim’s injuries was not revealed, nor did authorities disclose a motive for the attack.
Huertas has a prior conviction in September of last year for vandalizing public property in San Juan Capistrano.
Guillen entered a not guilty plea in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana and is next due at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach for a pretrial hearing. Her co-defendant is scheduled to be arraigned in the same courtroom that day.
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