Arcadia couple sentenced for stabbing at Pasadena’s Central Park

PASADENA — An Arcadia couple has been sentenced to jail for a knife attack on a man at Central Park, officials said.
Anthony Freeman, 30, and his girlfriend Ashton Elizabeth Bond, 25, pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Sept. 30 stabbing at the park at 275 S. Raymond Avenue, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Freeman was immediately sentenced to a year in county jail and three years of formal probation, Robison said. Bond received a sentenced of 244 days in jail, as well as three years of formal probation.
The couple was initially arrested and charged with attempted murder. A conviction of the charge could carry a prison sentencing ranging from five years to life behind bars.
The stabbing victim, described by investigators as a transient in his mid-30s, had been involved in a dispute with a friend of the suspects prior to the attack, according to Pasadena police.
Freeman and Bond were looking for the victim when they showed up at the park around 3:30 a.m, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
They found him, and stabbed him several times in the upper body, police said. He was expected to recover from his injuries.
Police arrested Freeman about an hour after the stabbing, while Bond was arrested two days later when she arrived at Freeman’s Pasadena Superior Court arraignment two days later.

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