LA Prosecutor: Seattle Man Who Tried Ramming Jews Traveled to California to Commit Crime
Mohamed is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, with a hate-crime enhancement. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday.
At the arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos said that authorities believe Mohamed traveled to California to commit the crime. An attorney from the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office countered that the prosecution’s theory was speculative.
The judge granted the prosecution’s request to increase Mohamed’s bail from $55,000 to $500,000, pending a hearing Friday.
If convicted as charged, he could face nearly nine years in state prison.