SANTA ANA (Calif.) -- Kareem AbdulJabbar's son was sentenced Wednesday to six months imprisonment for stabbing a neighbor in Southern California with a hunting knife. The incident occurred during an argument about trash cans.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar (29), was sentenced Tuesday. According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, he pleaded guilty to three counts assault with a deadly weapons and one count carrying a dirk/dagger. Sentence enhancements were made for inflicting severe bodily injury.
Abdul-Jabbar agreed to a plea agreement with an Orange County judge. According to the DA's office, Abdul-Jabbar was allowed to apply for home confinement rather than incarceration.
The Probation Officers will decide if he is allowed to be housebound.
Prosecutors wanted a seven year sentence in prison and rejected the plea offer.
Abdul-Jabbar shares a driveway with his neighbor in San Clemente. Prosecutors said Abdul-Jabbar attacked the neighbor, 60-year-old, several times last June 9, after he confronted him over failing to pick up trash cans for Abdul-Jabbar’s elderly roommate.
Prosecutors said that the 60-year old was stabbed in his back and suffered a fractured skull. He almost died from blood loss when he fell outside the emergency room.
"This slap on your wrist is an absolute miscarriage justice," District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated in a statement following the sentencing. After being repeatedly stabbed, the man almost died in front of emergency room doors. His skull was broken by the brutal beatings.
Spitzer stated, "We believe that the total disregard for human lives over a dispute about trashcans was so egregious that it warranted imprisonment time."