Deputy district attorney describes violent crime scene
THE SANTA CLARA
February 26, 2015
Dillon Kim, the 19 year-old Santa Clara sophomore who allegedly stabbed his roommate in Graham Residence Hall on Feb. 17, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder on Tuesday.
The attack, which was allegedly unprovoked, occurred at 3:30 a.m. when the victim was asleep in his dorm room, according to Melanie Griswold, a Santa Clara County deputy district attorney.
The victim awoke to Kim on top of him holding a knife and was stabbed in the throat, she said.
The victim’s forehead was slashed and his shoulder was cut, according to Griswold. The victim was then able to get away but fell and was stabbed in the back.
A suitemate helped the victim escape, and the Santa Clara Police Department arrested Kim shortly thereafter, Griswold said.
Kim was charged with attempted murder in court on Feb. 19, with an allegation that the act was premeditated.
Kim is currently being held without bail at Santa Clara County Jail. The victim has requested privacy, according to Griswold. An email from President Michael Engh, S.J., stated the victim is expected to recover.
Kim will appear at the Santa Clara Superior Court again on March 25 at 9 a.m.