Lompoc resident Kuriyan Summer-Dickinson, who allegedly stabbed a man in the stomach in Isla Vista last weekend, had his charges reduced from attempted murder to assault with a deadly weapon and infliction of great bodily injury.
Deputy District Attorney Anthony Davis said the incident is still under investigation, but known facts did not indicate an intent to kill, which would have to be expressed for a defendant to be charged with attempted murder.
Dickinson will appear in court on Thursday, where his defense attorney is expected to ask the judge to release Dickinson on his own recognizance or reduce the bail amount, currently at $80,000. On Tuesday, Dickinson’s stepfather told the court that Dickinson was not a flight risk or a threat to public safety.
Davis said there may be further testimony, potentially by a second victim, on Thursday. If convicted of his current charges, Dickinson faces up to seven years in prison. The victim, a 20-year-old Rhode Island resident in town visiting his brother for the weekend, was admitted to Cottage Hospital in critical condition but has since been stabilized, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover.