[UPDATED with Conviction:] Michael Jason Wilson Tried as Adult for Facebook War That Ended Bloody
Earlier we brought you the wifey-pooh who allegedly sliced off her estranged husband's dick with a knife before tossing it into the garbage disposal and flipping the on switch.
Now comes word from the DA's office of a Laguna Beach teen's conviction for stabbing a Facebook rival and assaulting two others with a carving knife.
Michael Jason Wilson, a 17-year-old tried as an adult, entered a guilty plea to one felony count of aggravated assault with a knife and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury in exchange for a sentence of a year in jail, three years of formal probation and restitution for the three victims.
At the time prosecutors originally filed the charges against Wilson as an adult, they said he was looking at 15 years in adult prison if convicted.
As a 16-year-old, Wilson had engaged in an online rivalry with a 17-year-old identified as Julian C. through Facebook, text messages and e-mails. This led to a March 11, 2010, showdown at Wilson's home.
Here is where side (and supporters and observers) differed amid the original crime report. Some accused Julian and 16-year-old friends identified as Nicholas L. and Sam S. of driving to Wilson's home with a fourth friend after school to rough Wilson up. Like Julian, the other two boys had attended the same school as Wilson, who had since transferred elsewhere.
Wilson was only defending himself, according to his supporters. The other side portrayed Wilson as a blood-thirsty attacker who baited Wilson into coming to his door so he could be easily attacked.
Julian went to the door of Wilson's Laguna Beach home while the others waited in the car. After a confrontation, Wilson whipped used a carving knife with a 12-inch blade and stabbed Julian in the stomach. The three friends went to help Julian and disarm Wilson. Nicholas and Sam received cuts to their hands and arms, while the unidentified fourth friend was not injured.
The four visitors ran back to their car, drove off and eventually flagged down a Laguna Beach police officer, who had the injured victims transported to a hospital for treatment. Julian underwent surgery and remained hospitalized for a week. Nicholas underwent surgery on his hand. Like Sam, he received stitches.
Wilson was arrested later in the day of the incident.