Las Vegas man admits stabbing coworker while staying at Cathedral City Airbnb

A Las Vegas man who repeatedly stabbed his colleague at an Airbnb rental in Cathedral City was awaiting transfer to state prison on Thursday to serve a seven-year sentence after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

Francisco Michael Fisher, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of assault with a deadly weapon and an allegation of inflicting serious bodily harm in exchange for one count of attempted murder which was dismissed. He was immediately sentenced.

Fisher was arrested on January 21 at 68355 Tachevah Road and initially faced 11 years in life imprisonment in the case if found guilty as previously charged.

In a preliminary hearing last November at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, Cathedral City Police Officer Joseph Brooks said he was sent home around 4:20 p.m. for a report of a stroke knife, and that he had encountered three men holding the accused to the ground. a bed.

Brooks said witnesses reported the group arrived the day before for a work-related conference. Fisher’s colleague told police the defendant was relatively new to the business, having only been employed for a few weeks at that time.

On the morning of the stabbing, one of the colleagues told police he woke up with the victim – identified only as “Vicente D”. in court papers – shouting, “He’s trying to kill me”, in another room.

The witness said he ran to the scene of the scuffle and saw the victim holding Fisher against the wall, in a pool of blood, while Fisher held a knife, Brooks said.

No motive for the stabbing has been disclosed.

According to the police department, the 20-year-old victim suffered stab wounds in the back, head and upper body. He was hospitalized with injuries that police said were serious, but his current condition was unknown.

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Police at the time also said another man was stabbed as he tried to stop the initial assault, but no charges were filed regarding the altercation.

A bloodied knife was found at the scene, Brooks said.

Fisher was found mentally fit to stand trial in September following a defense request to have him assessed by a behavioral health specialist.

He has no documented felony convictions, according to Riverside County court records.

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