ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 12WF2895
Date: April 3, 2015
WESTMINSTER – A man was convicted today for the attempted murder of a female jogger by stabbing her multiple times. James Anthony Rivas, 20, Rossmoor, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and mayhem, with sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and the personal use of a deadly weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in state prison at his sentencing, May 22, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-9, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2012, Rivas, then 18 years old, approached 27-year-old Jane Doe, who was jogging through a residential neighborhood in Rossmoor. Continue reading