April 23, 2024
San Diego Law enforcement officials detain the suspect later recognized as Christopher Marin Torres. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A person who stabbed two individuals and attacked a number of others in a string of downtown San Diego assaults was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in state jail.

Christopher Marin Torres, 26, pleaded responsible to tried homicide, theft and assault with a lethal weapon for the Jan. 23 spree.

Prosecutors stated all of the assaults occurred inside a 15-minute time span, beginning at round 5 a.m. Along with stabbing two males — certainly one of whom was stabbed greater than a dozen occasions — prosecutors stated he additionally attacked victims with a glass bottle and robbed others.

Police first acquired studies of a person attacked outdoors the 7-Eleven on the nook of C and India streets. That sufferer, a 69-year-old man, was stabbed 14 occasions throughout a theft try, in accordance with police.

Torres later stabbed a 71-year-old safety guard on the Westin Lodge on West Broadway 4 occasions. Police stated he additionally threw a glass bottle at a sufferer at a special lodge, stole a backpack from one other sufferer and threatened an individual with a knife at a diner.

On the time of the assaults, Torres was out on bail in a vandalism case.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.