|For Immediate Release
Case # 10CF0359
June 24, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
ADULT SON SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS TO LIFE FOR ATTEMPTING TO MURDER FATHER BY STABBING HIM IN THE FACE AND MOUTH AFTER LEARNING THE VICTIM WAS FINANCIALLY CUTTING HIM OFF
SANTA ANA – A 44-year-old son was sentenced today to 13 years to life in state prison for attempting to murder his father by stabbing him several times in the face and mouth after learning that the victim was cutting him off financially. Milorad Teodor Olic, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury April 7, 2011, of one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of elder abuse with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to an elder and personal use of a deadly weapon.
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2010, Olic and his father, 80-year-old John Doe, were driving to look for a new apartment for the defendant. John Doe had been financially supporting the victim for the past 18 years. While in the car, John Doe said that he would no longer financially support the defendant.
After arriving at Olic’s home, the victim parked his car across the street and walked to a nearby shopping center for 40 minutes. When John Doe returned and got back into his car, Olic got into the passenger side of the car and stabbed the victim several times in the face and inside of the mouth. The defendant fled the scene on foot.
John Doe was able to get out the car and get help. The victim was transported to a hospital to be treated for his stab wounds. Later that day, Olic was arrested by Santa Ana police outside of his apartment complex.
Olic represented himself as his own defense attorney during the trial. He argued that his father had stabbed himself to get Olic into trouble.
Deputy District Attorney Barrie Pink of the Family Protection Unit prosecuted this case.