Man convicted in movie theater stabbing

LANCASTER - A Lancaster jury last week convicted a 40-year-old man accused of stabbing a moviegoer last winter during a screening of the horror film "Shutter Island."Landry Boullard was convicted of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces a potential life term when sentenced Jan. 21. Boullard stabbed the male victim in the neck with a thermometer on Feb. 27 at a Lancaster movie theater. The attack came after the victim asked a female companion of Boullard's to stop talking on her cell phone, prosecutors said. Two Good Samaritans who intervened in the attack suffered minor injuries. Boullard fled after the stabbing but was located through an anonymous tip. Several witnesses identified him after his arrest, officials said. Boullard had four prior felony convictions in Los Angeles County, including convictions for illegal possession of a firearm, robbery and drug sales.

********** Published: December 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 36