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Son of Ryan O’Neal, Farrah Fawcett charged with attempted murder

Son of Ryan O’Neal, Farrah Fawcett charged with attempted murder

Redmond O'Neal leaves court on October 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The attempted murder charge was added a month after he pleaded not guilty on May 8 to robbery, possession of methamphetamine, and heroin and other charges, reports CBS News.

KABC reported that 33-year-old Redmond O'Neal is accused of randomly attacking five people in unprovoked confrontations in Los Angeles neighborhoods between May 2 and May 5.

O'Neal, 33, is alleged by police to have gotten into an argument and punched a stranger on the night of May 2.

O'Neal was responsible for all of the attacks, which police described as random, according to People magazine. The victim made the suspect angry when he "appeared to look at him", they said. "However, once paramedics arrived, the paramedics discovered that the victim had sustained serious stab wounds to the left side of his body".

One of the five alleged victims was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds to his face and upper body, while a second man was also seriously injured, police said. The district attorney also added two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of criminal threats, brandishing a knife and battery.

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Police said they arrested O'Neal because he matched witnesses' descriptions of a man with red ahir and facial tattoos and security footage.

The next day O'Neal allegedly got into a fight at a coffee shop and threatened staff with a knife, police said.

And finally, in the still-dark hours of May 8, police said, the attempted robbery of the Santa Monica convenience store. His father, Ryan O'Neal still acts - his most recent work was teaming up Love Story (1970 release) co-star Ali MacGraw in a stage play called Love Letters, in 2016.

Redmond O'Neal has a history of court appearances, mostly stemming from drug arrests. He's been arrested multiple times for drug possession, including in 2008 and 2011.

O'Neal's parents are Ryan O'Neal and the late Fawcett, who were together from 1979 to 1997 and 2001 until her death in 2009. He was then sentenced to three years in state prison in 2015 for violating his probation and was released early in 2016.