Brianna Kupfer was stabbed 26 times, including 11 in the chest, while working at a furniture store by a crazed killer who came in and attacked her at 1pm – but woke up LA DA Gascon SUSPENDS criminal proceedings to await mental health assessment
- Kupfer was working at a furniture store in Los Angeles in January when she was attacked.
- Shawn Laval Smith stabbed her 26 times, including in the chest, abdomen, arm and leg.
- The 31-year-old had no connection to Brianna
- Now, court proceedings against him have been halted so he can undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
- This creates the possibility that he will be found not guilty of murder by insanity and avoid prison rather than a mental health facility.
- Brianna’s parents still haven’t reacted to the DA Gascon office’s decision
Brianna Kupfer was stabbed 26 times throughout her body when she was randomly attacked while working at a furniture store in January, her autopsy report revealed.
Shawn Laval Smith, 31, stabbed her 11 times in the chest, five in the left arm, three in the left leg and one in the pelvis.
She was also stabbed in the abdomen, right arm and right leg, according to the report that was obtained by The New York Post.
Despite the brutality of the attack, the Los Angeles office of DA George Gascon has suspended criminal proceedings against Smith so he can undergo a mental health evaluation.
Shawn Laval Smith, 31, stabbed her 11 times in the chest, five in the left arm, three in the left leg and one in the pelvis. She was also stabbed in the abdomen, right arm and right leg, according to the report that was obtained by The New York Post.
The Los Angeles furniture store where Kupfer was working when she was stabbed in January
The potential result of this is that he is found not guilty of the crime by insanity and placed in a psychiatric facility rather than in prison.
Kupfer’s parents have yet to react to the Gascon cabinet’s decision. They previously blamed politicians for their daughter’s death.
Smith was a career criminal with dozens of arrest records in multiple states.
He was on probation at the time of the murder. Smith had previously been arrested and charged with violent crimes in at least three states.
At the time of Kupfer’s murder, he was free on $50,000 bond after allegedly firing a gun at an occupied vehicle in Charleston, South Carolina in November 2019.
An indictment in that case was handed down on March 16, 2020, just before COVID-19 brought the courts to a standstill, and the lawsuit shows no further action on the case.
In January, Kupfer’s father said: ‘I blame what is endemic in our society right now, is that everyone seems to be oriented towards giving rights back and granting favors to people who steal the rights of others.’
The grieving father said he is not blaming any politicians by name, but argued that their job is to “make communities better, make people care more, not destroy communities by exposing them to people who are falling to the bottom, who actually they don’t care about other human beings and just think they can do whatever they want in our society.’
Todd Kupfer said he wants his daughter to be remembered ‘as a person, a human being and a caring, loving and devoted family member and a great friend and just a rising star’.