WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An early report of the incident listed the neighbor with non-life-threatening injuries but now complains he nearly lost his life.
- The neighbor has filed civil suits and Abdul-Jabbar has been charged with multiple counts of felony.
- If convicted, maximum prison time for Abdul-Jabbar is 9 years and 8 months.
After an argument, Adam Abdul-Jabbar allegedly stabbed his neighbor who has known him since he was a child. It stemmed from the neighbor telling Adam that he should be helping more the woman who raised him. His neighbor was surprised by Adam’s violent reaction to the incident. He said he made a similar comment before and yet Adam did not react to it.
“I think he’s got some serious problems … I think he tried to kill me. I mean, it could’ve been one inch this way, one inch that way, I could’ve been dead.”
The 60-year old neighbor allegedly nearly lost his life from his injuries. He says that aside from his stab wounds, he had a fractured skull and brain bleed.
But from an earlier report, the victim managed to bring himself to the hospital as he only had non-life-threatening injuries.
According to an attorney for Abdul-Jabbar, Shawn Holley, it was the complainant who started the altercation and that Abdul-Jabbar was the one who called the police to report the incident in June.
The neighbor has since filed civil suits against 28-year old Adam Abdul-Jabbar.
The young Abdul-Jabbar is now facing multiple felony counts: three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury.
If found guilty, he could be imprisoned for up to nine years and eight months.
Court arraignment is set in September.