A 31-year-old man was charged Thursday with stabbing his lover’s husband and the man’s 14-year-old son in Placentia in April.
Uriel Cortezchavez was charged with single counts each of attempted murder, burglary, mayhem, battery with serious bodily injury and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, all felonies. He also faces sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury on his victims and attempted premeditated murder.
Cortezchavez was also accused in the criminal complaint of putting out the eye of one of the victims.
His arraignment is scheduled for Friday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana.
Police were called at 3:37 p.m. April 25 to an apartment at 140 W. Orangethorpe Ave., according to Placentia police Sgt. Bryce Angel. When officers arrived, they found a 34-year-old father and his 14-year-old son wounded in the knife attack, Angel said.
Another suspect remains at large, Angel said.
The suspects broke a front window to get into the apartment and attacked the 34-year-old man in the living room, Angel said. When the victim’s son heard the commotion, he tried to stop the attack.
Cortezchavez was having an affair with the man’s wife, Angel said.