The teenage butcher who stabbed two female schoolmates in the chest after they accused him and his pals of stealing a cellphone at a San Francisco park faces eight years in prison when he is sentenced today, prosecutors said.
Horacio Gonzalez, 18, who attended Thurgood Marshall High School, pleaded no contest in October to two felony counts related to the attack on Sept. 24, 2010.
Three female students were hanging out at Silver Terrace Park when one noticed her cellphone had been stolen from her purse, prosecutors said. Gonzalez and his pals, who also were at the park, were blamed for the theft.
The victims later ran into Gonzalez’s crew at a McDonald’s on Geneva Avenue in Daly City, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. After an argument broke out about the cellphone, Gonzalez pulled out a knife and stabbed one girl twice in the chest and another once in the chest, Wagstaffe said. The girls survived.
Gonzalez was detained by police soon after. While a friend of the victims who had witnessed the attack was identifying him, Gonzalez reportedly shouted that he “knew where she lived” and “how to get her.”
Gonzalez remains in custody on no-bail status.