October 3, 2022
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was sentenced to prison for the stabbing of a neighbor
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing a Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans, prosecutors said Wednesday. Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 29, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of assault with a deadly…

SANTA ANA (Calif.) — A son of NBA legend Kareem AbdulJabbar was sentenced Wednesday to six months imprisonment for stabbing a neighbor in Southern California with a hunting knife. The attack occurred during an argument about trash cans.

Adam AbdulJabbar, 29,, was sentenced Tuesday. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, he pleaded guilty to three counts each of assault with deadly weapon and one count carrying a dirk/dagger. There were sentencing enhancements to inflicting great bodily harm.

Abdul-Jabbar agreed to a plea agreement with an Orange County judge. According to the DA’s office, Abdul-Jabbar was allowed to apply for home confinement rather than incarceration.

Probation officers will decide if he is allowed to be in home confinement.

Prosecutors wanted a seven year sentence in prison and objected at the plea offer.

Abdul-Jabbar shares a driveway with his neighbor in San Clemente. Abdul-Jabbar stabbed the 60-year-old neighbor several times on June 9 of last year after the man confronted him about failing to take in trash cans for Abdul-Jabbar’s elderly roommate, prosecutors said.

The 60-year-old was stabbed in the back of the head, suffering a fractured skull and nearly died of blood loss after collapsing outside of the emergency room, prosecutors said.

” This slap on your wrist is an absolute miscarriage justice,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated in a statement following the sentencing. After being repeatedly stabbed, the man almost died in front of emergency room doors. His skull was broken .”


” We believe that the total disregard for human life in a dispute over trashcans warrants prison time,” Spitzer stated.

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