The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Manuel Ortiz Jr., aka Chubbs, dob 9/16/90 of Montebello, has been charged with the stabbing of a passenger on a Montebello transit bus. Ortiz Jr. is facing one felony count each of attempted murder and aggravated mayhem.
His arraignment in case BA467237 has been continued to May 9th in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. He is charged with stabbing the 23-year old multiple times on the neck and their head at the Montebello Bus Lines stop on Whittier Boulevard and Gerhart Avenue in East Los Angeles, on April 9th.
Ortiz faces a possible maximum sentence of 35 years to life in state prison, his bail was set at more than $1 million, if convicted as charged. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.