LANCASTER — A 39 year old man accused of stabbing a moviegoer in the neck with a meat thermometer has been charged with attempted murder and other counts, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Landry Boullard, of Lancaster, was arrested on March 17th after detectives received an anonymous tip. He has been charged with attempted willful, deliberate, premeditated murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon; and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The stabbing happened Feb. 27 during a 9 p.m. screening of “Shutter Island” at the Cinemark 22 Theater at 2600 West Avenue I in Lancaster.
The victim had complained about a woman near him who was using a cellphone during the show. She and two men with her left the movie theater. Two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Boullard is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
The charges include special allegations that the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim, that the injury caused the victim to become comatose due to a brain injury or to suffer paralysis and that the defendant used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a thermometer.
The complaint further alleges that Boullard has four prior felony convictions in Los Angeles County. He has two convictions, one from 2007 and one from 2000 for possession of a firearm by a felong, a 1995 drug sales conviction and a 1990 robbery conviction.
Boullard was studying to be an air conditioner technician.
If convicted as charged, he faces a potential life term in prison.
That’s a tad excessive…