Suspect in Facebook Feud Stabbing to be Tried as Adult

Jason Wilson (Mugshot)
Michael Jason Wilson (Mugshot)

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) An Orange County high school student has been charged as an adult after he allegedly stabbed a former classmate and injured two other teens. Authorities say the confrontation stemmed from a feud on Facebook.

Michael Jason Wilson is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault.

Authorities say the 16-year-old Laguna Beach teen and a 17-year-old former high school classmate had an ongoing rivalry on Facebook.

Wilson and his former classmate apparently agreed to meet at Wilson's home on March 11. When the teen arrived, Wilson allegedly stabbed him in the stomach with a 12-inch carving knife, according to the L.A. Times.

Three friends of the victim, who had witnessed the attack from a car parked outside the residence, got out of the vehicle to help the victim. Wilson allegedly stabbed two of them - they suffered cuts to their hands.

The three stabbing victims were treated and released from the hospital.

Wilson faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison if convicted.