A Redwood City man who attended the Giants World Series parade Friday with his girlfriend faces felony charges of attempted murder and assault after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend’s sister and an elderly neighbor later that night, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Kelson P. Aweau, 22, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault causing great bodily injury and one charge of assault causing great bodily injury to an elderly person, Wagstaffe said.
Aweau and his girlfriend had reportedly attended the parade in San Francisco earlier Friday and had been drinking throughout the day, Wagstaffe said.
After the parade, they returned to the girlfriend’s house in Redwood City, which she shares with her 17-year-old sister and parents. About 10:30 p.m., Aweau is alleged to have brutally attacked his girlfriend’s sister in the front yard of the home using some sort of weapon, either a hammer or a knife, Wagstaffe said.
He reportedly struck her multiple times in the head and body, slashing her face open, breaking her jaw and causing serious bleeding in the brain, Wagstaffe said. The victim reportedly needed more than 30 staples to close the head wound.
A 74-year-old male neighbor heard the commotion and went outside to help, Wagstaffe said. Aweau is then alleged to have charged toward the neighbor, striking him in the forehead and causing a huge gash that required 39 stitches, Wagstaffe said.
Aweau then reportedly went inside his girlfriend's home, covered in blood, and woke her up to tell her what he did. He then fled but returned 10 hours later and was arrested.
Aweau was in court Monday and appointed an attorney through the county’s private defender program. No plea was entered.
He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 10 for arraignment and is currently in custody on no-bail status.Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsKelson P. AweauSan Mateo County District Attorney's OfficeSteve Wagstaffe