A 25-year-old transient woman pleaded guilty Friday and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison for attempting to shove a high school cross-country runner off the Crown Valley Parkway bridge in Ladera Ranch.
Stephanie Rose Redondo pleaded guilty to attempted murder as well as single misdemeanor counts each of battery and assault.
As part of the plea deal, a sentencing enhancement for attempted premeditated murder, which would have resulted in a life sentence, was dismissed.
Redondo has been in custody since Aug. 23, 2019.
Deputies were sent to Crown Valley Parkway between O’Neil Drive and Jardines about 4 p.m. Aug. 23, 2019, after multiple callers reported someone attempting to jump off the Crown Valley Parkway bridge.
Capistrano Valley High School cross-country runners were on the sidewalk in the area at that time and Redondo lunged at one of the boys to attempt to push him into traffic, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Redondo put a 13-year-old boy on the team in a headlock while trying to shove him off the bridge, prosecutors said. Before running away she punched a 14-year-old boy who tried to stop her, prosecutors said.
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