Christian Borda pleaded no contest to charges of attempted second-degree murder and felony assault in a San Mateo County courthouse Monday, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The jail sentence was delivered immediately after Borda entered his plea.
The 23-year-old stabbed three men after an altercation at a Colma wedding reception. Borda tracked the first victim, who had allegedly disrespected his girlfriend, from the event to Gino’s Club at 7171 Mission St. in Daly City.
At the bar, he stabbed the wedding provocateur multiple times in the chest and then attacked two men who stepped in to help the victim, knifing them in the arms and torso, prosecutors said. All three victims were treated at San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police arrested Borda the same day, after he was found in possession of the knife used in the rampage. They also later arrested 29-year-old Alvaro Eduardo Rangel in connection with the incident, though he didn’t take part in the stabbing.
Rangel has been released from custody on $25,000 bail and his case will go to trial Oct. 21, according to prosecutors.
In 2010, Borda was one of roughly 700 drug defendants to have his case dropped after former crime lab technician, Debbie Madden, was found to have tampered with evidence held for testing.
Borda’s attorney, Steve Chase, reportedly called the sentence excessive, according to the Bay Area News Group. The attorney added that the victim had thrown a glass bottle at Borda’s girlfriend and had threatened to sic his pit bull on Borda’s mother.