East Los Angeles — The 27-year-old man suspected of stabbing a passenger riding a transit bus on Whittier Boulevard has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated mayhem, the L.A. County District Attorney said today.
The arraignment of Manuel Ortiz Jr. — aka Chubbs — of Montebello was postponed until May 9, the District Attorney said in a press release. If convicted of the felony charges, Ortiz, who is being held on $1 million bail, faces a possible maximum sentence of 35 years to life in state prison.
Ortiz was arrested a few days after authorities released a surveillance video recorded on the bus.
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