BAKERSFIELD – A Calif. City man will spend at least 11 years in prison after he was sentenced on Nov. 9th; 38-year-old Lorenzo Crosby was sentenced after he was found Guilty of Attempted Murder and Assault w/Deadly Weapon other than Firearm on July 14th.
As we reported on Jan. 6th, Calif. City Police responded to a call on Dec. 5, 2021, for a stabbing; when police arrived, they located the victim of a severe slash wound to his throat. Police were able to stabilize the victim and in a brief statement, the victim identified Crosby as the suspect.
Calif. City Police along with assistance from outside agencies investigated the crime over the course of several days and were able to locate Crosby in Lancaster on Dec. 17, 2021, where they arrested him and returned him to Kern County.
Crosby appeared for a Felony Arraignment on Dec. 21, 2021, where he was formally charged with Attempted Murder and Assault w/Deadly Weapon other than Firearm; Great Bodily Injury – Force. He appeared for a Pre-Preliminary Hearing on Dec. 22nd and a Preliminary Hearing on Dec. 29th. After several continuances, the case was moved to Bakersfield on Feb. 22nd where he was arraigned again in Superior Court.
A Readiness Hearing was held on March 30th and June 3rd then, on June 13th, his Jury Trial started. Crosby was found Guilty of all charges on July 14th after a jury of 12 men and women heard all the evidence. Crosby was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 5th but a Motion for a New Trial and Motion to Strike Prior Conviction was heard instead. Crosby was finally sentenced on Nov. 9th to 11 years in Wasco State Prison w/14 years stay/suspended, fined a total of $440 and will be on Felony Parole when he is released.