Man Charged with Stabbing 7-Year-Old Brother Due in Court

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DOWNEY (CNS) - A 24-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned in Downey Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his 7-year- old brother at the family home in Whittier.

The case against Cristian Gutierrez, who was charged Tuesday, also includes allegations that he inflicted great bodily injury and used a knife during the crime, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Gutierrez is accused of attacking the boy around 10 p.m. Thursday during a family dispute at a home in the 9500 block of Ben Hur Avenue.

Sheriff's officials said the boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Gutierrez was arrested and jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

He faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged, prosecutors said.

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