Prosecutors have filed attempted-murder charges against a male transient from Santa Monica who is accused of stabbing a woman in the chest at a busy Glendale intersection.
Michael Caudill, 53, appeared in a Glendale courtroom Tuesday to be arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault with deadly weapon, but the proceeding was postponed, according to court officials.
Caudill, who is being held on $1-million bail, is instead scheduled to appear April 8 in the Mental Health Courthouse in Los Angeles, where a judge will likely assign a court-appointed doctor to evaluate him and determine whether he is fit to face trial.
The Sun Valley woman and her daughter were riding a bus through Glendale last Thursday morning, when Caudill reportedly spat on her daughter’s shoe, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Caudill’s actions sparked an argument between him and the 17-year-old girl’s mother.
Minutes later, the woman and her daughter exited the bus near San Fernando Road and Pacific Avenue and waited to cross the street.