A man accused of abducting his 1-year-old son after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Giovany Santiago-Enriquez allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend’s house in the 500 block of West 15th Street in the early morning hours of March 9, according to a new release from the DA’s Office.
At that time, he was accused of entering the home and stabbing the couple in their bed, prosecutors said. He then allegedly fled to Mexico with his young son triggering a statewide Amber Alert. The boy was recovered unharmed later that evening.
The 37-year-old father was arrested Wednesday after he tried to re-enter the US from Mexico, according to the release.
In addition to attempted murder and kidnapping, Santiago-Enriquez was also charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of residential burglary and one count of child custody deprivation, prosecutors said.
The complaint also alleges use of a deadly weapon, a knife, and that he has a prior conviction, the release stated.
Santiago-Enriquez was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
If convicted as charged, Santiago-Enriquez faced up to life in state prison.