Surveillance pic of attack (KTLA5)
WEST HOLLYWOOD — On the day before his 42nd birthday, Kisu Brown was in court pleading not guilty to one count each of attempted murder and aggravated mayhem.
On September 2nd, Brown was in a est Hollywood convenience store and was confronted by a store clerk for alleged shoplifting.
A fellow patron offered to pay for the items that Brown was supposed to have stolen, which apparently set him off against the would-be Good Samaritan.
The pair struggled in the store and then Brown left, but waited outside and, when the customer exited, Brown attacked him with an axe and beat him on the head.
The accused has prior convictions for receiving stolen property in 1999, second-degree commercial burglary in 2003, assault with a deadly weapon in 2005, petty theft in 2008, and possession of cocaine in 2013.
Perhaps this is why his bail is set at $1.1 million, and that if convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.