Son of Hollywood Actors Accused of Random Attacks

Redmond is the son of the late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal

Redmond is the son of the late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal

He was charged Friday with attempted murder, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a knife, battery and criminal threats.

KABC reported that 33-year-old Redmond O'Neal is accused of randomly attacking five people in unprovoked confrontations in Los Angeles neighborhoods between May 2 and May 5. In addition to second degree robbery, he was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a smoking device, possession of an injection/ingestion device, and two counts of possessing a controlled substance (meth and heroin).

The LAPD says O'Neal was arrested May 8 after they responded to calls about a convenience store armed robbery.

All five alleged attacks involve a suspect whose description, at least partially, matches that of O'Neal, including being white, with red hair and distinct tattoos.

The next day O'Neal allegedly got into a fight at a coffee shop and threatened staff with a knife, police said. The authorities also suspect that O'Neal committed this crime because of blood and fingerprints he reportedly left at the scene of the crime.




"After O'Neal's arrest, the violent crime spree ended and Pacific Area robbery detectives found O'Neal strongly matched the description of the suspect in these crimes", LAPD officials said in the press release.

Redmond previously pled not guilty to all charges and was denied bail by a judge. Scotty Stevens told the news station, adding that the crimes appeared to be random.

"It appears, though, based on what we know now, that it just started as an argument between unknown persons and quickly escalated with the violent acts", he said.

O'Neal has a history of drug arrests dating to 2005. Redmond O'Neal remains in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

According to a copy of Fawcett's will, obtained by RadarOnline, the actress left the most of her money - $4.5 million - to Redmond O'Neal, who was in a court-mandated drug rehab program at the time, according to ABC News. Fawcett, a '70s icon who starred in the TV series "Charlie's Angels", died of cancer in 2009. They sentenced him to three years in a state prison, but they released him the following year.

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