Azusa Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Stabbing Teenage Ex-Girlfriend During Break Up
An 18-year-old Azusa man pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges Thursday after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a car, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Jason Scott Gustin was charged with one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of aggravated mayhem with the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury under circumstances involving domestic violence.
Gustin allegedly used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, during the crime, according to charging documents.
Gustin’s reached out to his ex-girlfriend on Aug. 22 to discuss their relationship after she broke up with him, police said.
The pair met and sat in Gustin’s car to talk when the 18-year-old allegedly pulled out a knife and began stabbing the teenage girl, according to prosecutors.
Gustin allegedly slashed the victim’s throat and began strangling her, before stabbing her in the back of the neck and the entire length of her thigh, prosecutors said.
The victim managed to get out of the vehicle and run to a nearby home for help. Gustin allegedly fled the scene in his car, but was later apprehended in Arcadia.
Gustin faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years to life in state prison if convicted.