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Marcos Bond Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder In Case Of Mistaken Identity In Salinas

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A Salinas man who held a victim at knifepoint last year in an attempt to get money he thought he was owed has pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and other charges, Monterey County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Marcos Bond, 28, entered a Salinas home on Nov. 2, 2014, and held a victim at knifepoint while demanding money that he thought the victim owed him. At one point, he attempted to stab the victim.

The victim realized Bond had the wrong person and the wrong house.

The victim was able to hide a young niece with a blanket and lure Bond out of the house by telling him that he had the wrong house and showing him a different house.

The victim then ran away when he had the chance and contacted police with the help of a Good Samaritan in the area. Police located and arrested Bond a short time later.

Bond pleaded guilty this week to second-degree attempted murder, residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, all of which count as strikes under California’s Three Strikes Law.

Bond is scheduled to be sentenced on June 19 and is expected to receive a stipulated sentence of nine years and four months.

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