Man allegedly stabbed girlfriend repeatedly prior to Cambria arrest
October 2, 2014
A Lompoc man accused of attempting to kill his pregnant ex-girlfriend stabbed her several times prior to his July arrest in Cambria, the victim testified Wednesday. [Tribune]
On July 27, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brian Michael Rodriguez, 25, after finding his girlfriend with stab wounds inside a home in Cambria. Rodriguez faces 27 counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting corporal injury, torture, mayhem criminal threats, willful harm to a child, child endangerment and attempting to dissuade a witness.
He could serve up to 25 years in prison if convicted of the offenses.
During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Rodriguez’s ex-girlfriend testified that he had previously stabbed her on numerous occasions with pocketknives, screwdrivers and a large bread knife. Rodriguez also threatened to kill her several times before his arrest, she said.
The victim testified that Rodriguez had been in and out of sober living facilities, and that he was very possessive, often accusing her of wanting to be with other men.
When deputies found the woman in July, she had a 5.5-inch stab wound to the back. The woman was about eight weeks pregnant at the time.