Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Stabbing Cousin

31-Year-Old Victim Remains Hospitalized With Serious Injuries

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Santa Barbara police arrested a 24-year-old man Friday afternoon for allegedly trying to kill his cousin during an argument last week.

David Aviles
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David Aviles

According to SBPD spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, 24-year-old David Aviles stabbed the 31-year-old victim multiple times in the front yard of their residence in the 200 block of West De La Guerra Street. The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, then stumbled to the 800 block of Bath Street where he knocked on a nearby door for help.

The victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and remains under care. He is expected to survive, said Harwood.

On November 1 at around 12:15 p.m., SBPD detectives arrested Aviles as he left his home. “Investigators do not believe this is a gang incident,” said Harwood in a prepared statement. “This investigation is still ongoing and additional details are being withheld.”

Aviles has been charged with attempted murder and his bail is set at $500,000.


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I smell a mix of tequila, loose women & egos here!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
November 4, 2013 at 4:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Personally I prefer the silent treatment over stabbing a family member, but to each his own.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
November 4, 2013 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Blah- Okay, the tequila I understand, and maybe the loose women, but Eggos! Who the heck fights over waffles? I just don't get it.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
November 4, 2013 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Final words: Le'go my Eggo.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
November 4, 2013 at 8:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Uno nunca sabe.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
November 5, 2013 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ey, come on eses! Eggos are a big commodity in da hood ey! Leggo my Eggo fool!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
November 7, 2013 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Eggo fool young is the very delicous one.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
November 7, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This just in: The reason for the stabbing is they found out they were in rivaal gangs. That is all. Leggo my Eggo!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
November 8, 2013 at 3:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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