[UPDATED with Sentence:] Milorad Teodor Olic Gets 13 Years to Life for Trying to Kill His Elderly Father
After a three-day trial and quick deliberations, a jury in Santa Ana in April found Olic guilty of attempted murder and elder abuse with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to an elder and personal use of a deadly weapon.
UPDATE, APRIL 8, 9:17 A.M.: Representing himself at his trial on attempted murder charges, Milorad Teodor Olic employed a novel defense strategy.
The Santa Ana resident tried to prove his 80-year-old father stabbed himself repeatedly in the face and mouth.
Needless to say, the jury in Santa Ana did not buy it.
After a three-day trial, Olic was convicted of attempted murder and elder abuse with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to an elder and personal use of a deadly weapon.
The 44-year-old, who emigrated to the U.S. with his father from Yugoslavia, hated dear old "Da" since his parents divorced, deputy district attorney Barrie Pink reportedly told jurors.
"He got off on making his father's life miserable," said Pink (reports the Orange County Register). "He wanted his father to suffer."
Olic will find out at his April 29 sentencing whether he'll be getting a lifetime in state prison to figue out whether it was worth it.
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Milorad Teodor Olic has decided to represent himself as opening statements begin Tuesday morning in a Santa Ana courthouse, where the Santa Ana resident will stand accused of trying to kill his elderly father.
The then-80-year-old man, who had been financially supporting his son for the past 18 years, drove Olic to a possible new apartment in February 2010. During the trip, the father mentioned he was cutting off his son.
That is alleged to have so infuriated Olic that he repeatedly stabbed his father in the face and mouth.
Olic, 44, was later charged with one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of elder abuse, with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to an elder and personal use of a deadly weapon.
Prosecutors are dangling a possible life-in-prison sentence over Olic, whose legal mind will be pitted against that of Deputy District Attorney Barrie Pink of the Family Protection Unit.