Margaret Carrero

Sherman Oaks Man Charged With Stabbing His Adoptive Fathers

July 24, 2018 - 7:40 am
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(KNX 1070) - A 21-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his two adoptive fathers at their Sherman Oaks home.

Matthew Boulet faces two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated mayhem.

Boulet was said to have calmly confessed to stabbing his fathers with a pocket knife after an argument, according to LAPD investigators, though he did not explain what prompted the altercation. Boulet, who police described as cooperative and “nonchalant,” was home from college for summer vacation.

An arraignment is scheduled Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

On July 24, the defendant allegedly stabbed one victim multiple times on the neck, torso, arms, face and ears, prosecutors said. When the victim's husband reportedly attempted to intervene, he also was stabbed multiple times on the arms, torso and face, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, Boulet faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison. Prosecutors will request bail be set at more than $2 million.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Station.

LAPD Lt. Michael Kozak tells KNX the motive still unclear:

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