Florida man allegedly stabs houseguest in the neck multiple times, accused of attempted murder

florida man stabs houseguest in neck multiple times now arrested for attempted murder
Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Mega

Jun. 22 2021, Published 12:40 p.m. ET

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A Florida man stabbed a houseguest in the neck multiple times, and now police say he faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

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According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Baird, 42, also faces charges of domestic battery and tampering with a witness after the early morning attack on June 20.

Before stabbing the 32-year-old guest, Baird punched his girlfriend in the face, The Palm Beach Post reported.

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The stabbing victim is a man, but has not been identified, police said.

He has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition, according to authorities.

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Baird has been arrested before as he was charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person in 2020 after his mother said he went on a rampage in her Lantana home, officials said.

The felony charge against Baird was later reduced to a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, police said.

However, that charge was dismissed by state prosecutors, authorities said.

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