A homeless man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison for stabbing a fellow transient and attacking three others near a Garden Grove church, court records obtained Monday show.
Edwin Sepulveda Margarit, 60, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and admitted a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury as well as a misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon. As part of the plea deal, an attempted murder charge was dismissed.
About 9:45 p.m. on May 27, Margarit got into a dispute with 57-year-old Richard Bihner in front of Garden Grove United Methodist Church at 12741 Main St., police said.
Margarit stabbed Bihner several times in the chest, and also lunged at and threatened two other men and a woman who camped out with the victim around the church, Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said.
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