Man Charged With Meat Thermometer Stabbing

The victim to become temporarily comatosed

Prosecutors Friday charged a 39-year-old man with attempted murder and other counts in connection with the stabbing of another moviegoer during a screening of the horror film "Shutter Island."

Authorities allege Landry Boullard stabbed the victim in the neck with a meat thermometer after the victim asked a female companion of the suspect to stop talking on her cell phone. Two other moviegoers who tried to intervene suffered minor injuries.

The attack happened Feb. 27 at the Cinemark 22, 2600 W. Avenue I, in Lancaster. Boullard was identified through an anonymous tip and arrested Wednesday.

Boullard was charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of a felon being in possession of a firearm, according to the district attorney's office.

The charges include special allegations that Boullard personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim, that the injury caused the victim to become temporarily comatosed and that the defendant used a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors said Boullard has four previous felony convictions in Los Angeles County. If convicted as charged, Boullard could be sentenced to life in prison.

In announcing Boullard's arrest Wednesday, sheriff's deputies said a second suspect who was caught on a surveillance video has not yet been arrested.

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