ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 13HF1749
Date: August 21, 2015
*Victim was an OCSD reserve sergeant with Search and Rescue
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison for attempting to murder his relative as the victim slept in their Trabuco Canyon home. John Edward Kudla, 19, pleaded guilty on Jan. 16, 2015, to one felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of aggravated assault with a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury.
Sometime before May 2013, Kudla moved into his relative’s Trabuco Canyon home, where another family member also lived. The victim, Jon Kudla, (the father of the suspect) was a reserve sergeant for Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), Search and Rescue. Continue reading