LOS ANGELES – On April 29, four people approached three others — a teenage boy, his older sister, and her 29-year-old boyfriend — who were attempting to enjoy a day at the beach.
The quartet began questioning and then yelling at the teenager. They then added racial epithets to their verbal attack.
When the 29-year-old male told them to leave them alone, he was spit upon and stabbed several times.
As a passerby yelled at them to stop and police were called, the group left the scene but were later spotted and arrested by police.
3 of the 4 were minors, aged 15 and 16 years old, who were charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
18-year-old Andrew Pina of Long Beach pleaded no contest to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, and admitted to hate crime and gang allegations, for which he earned a sentence of nine years in state prison.