Prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old suspect in a nearly deadly robbery attempt and stabbing on the Seattle University campus earlier this month.
CHS was the first to report on the mugging and stabbing incident that put 23-year-old student Geoff Vincent in the hospital with life-threatening injuries in the early morning January 15th attack near 10th and Marion. Police arrested three suspects after swarming the area and searching with the K9 unit. Two of the suspects were teenagers. The other, 23-year-old Brandon Pamon now faces first degree robbery charges in the attack.
Prosecutors last week said they were weighing charges against the male teen in the attack who was 15 at the time of the incident. Because the suspect was 15 at the time of the incident, he may be tried as a juvenile and not an adult.
According to the charging documents, Pamon was convicted for a 2008 residential burglary and multiple misdemeanor crimes as an adult. His juvenile record includes multiple felony convictions. Since turning 18, Pamon has been booked at least 11 times and had five warrants issued for his arrest, prosecutors said.
According to police, the victim said the suspects began following him near 10th and Pike as he walked back to the Seattle U campus around 1 AM that morning. Vincent told police he was jumped as he entered campus and said tried to fight back and drew a knife when he saw one of the suspects carrying a blade as they violently knocked him to the ground and began beating and robbing him. In the subsequent fight, Vincent was stabbed, piercing his heart and lung. After hospitalization, Vincent is back on his feet, according to his Twitter feed.
Why not first degree robbery and attempted murder? This guy stabbed the victim and pierced his lung and heart! 3-4 years of potential sentence is ridiculous.
I’m left wondering if this is the same Brandon Pamon mentioned in this article:
This is such a sad story. Someone can be special need with behavior issues and not be violent. Some true work with him and his family, along with support for the teachers may have led to a different outcome. It likely is the same person. Our schools, especially programs for special need students are often politicized for the purpose and benefit of various factions and for everyone except the student.
Wow that stranger story is interesting. Ignorance bias is a terrable thing especially when individuals are damaged for no wrong of their own. And very interesting points from the staff perspective at the school re how they are helping a population yet the data shows failure. We have mindless data readers running our company right now. The data is everything. Each out of place data point is scrutenized individually and reacted to individually without any sense of the business at large.
Still, how to deal with violence, in light of and regardless of a persons advantages or disadvantages. It has always been debatable about how to apply criminal law to various levels of mental capacity. Now it appears that the rich have a pecular mental defense of “affluenza.” A great term for a real disease akin to sociopathy/pschopathy, it is good to have a name for it. But – how shall we apply the law to those suffering from affluenza or defluenza(?) and other social ills?
Can we send them to Australia?