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Trial Set For Man Accused Of Stabbing Lakeland Village Teen

A trial date of Nov. 21 has been set for Matthew Scott Skyberg.

A 27-year-old man accused of attempted murder in the stabbing of a Lakeland Village teenager last summer is set for trial later this month.

Matthew Scott Skyberg, 27, also faces sentence-enhancing allegations of inflicting great bodily injury and committing a serious felony with a weapon.

His trial is set for Nov. 21 -- the day before Thanksgiving -- but attorneys have until Dec. 3 to get it started.

A readiness conference -- both sides tell the judge at a hearing whether they are ready for trial -- is set for Wednesday at the Southwest Justice Center.

Skyberg is accused in the July 22 stabbing of a 19-year-old Lakeland Village man in the 33000 block of Garner Road.

The two had allegedly argued before the stabbing, authorities said.

The victim -- he was stabbed in the upper part of his body -- was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center in San Bernardino County in critical condition but survived.

Skyberg surrendered to authorities July 24, following a search for him.

He is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Anthony November 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM
It's pretty obvious when you think of the demographic that lives there. 1 it's low cost housing brings low life people. Low life people are often in desperate circumstances. Desperate circumstances dictate desperate actions. It's a dirty dusty part of LE that the county does not care about. It's all to predictable. If even 10% of the population in that area cared and the unemployed who are otherwise healthy got off there asses and helped to clean up the town and at least start with making it look nicer, well then maybe people there could establish a little bit of pride and start swinging things in a more positive direction. When I think of this I think of Ants and how they work together for the common good of there community. If only people could grasp this concept imagine what could be!?
big aunt harry mary November 05, 2012 at 11:22 PM
it only seems like it because they categorize the area and only mention the bad things that go on there. its not a bad place to live. i have many friends in that area who pretty much go one each day very quietly like the rest of us.. it is what you make. some try to make it bad but, others try not to let it happen. its like this all over. you just dont hear about all the crap that goes on everywhere else like , you do here.
Constant Comment November 05, 2012 at 11:36 PM
When sooo many people become used to something, then they think that is normal. This kind of drama might be normal to this area but it is NOT the normal way to live elsewhere. }~)
DB November 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I moved to the area from the beach last spring.....bought a nice house, big lot, seemed like a nice area (my trade off was no more house payments).....then I encountered the gang bangers down the hill on Brightman/Blackwell........I think the the problem is that the county has released too many felons, sex offenders and wannabe gang bangersto half way houses in the area, criminals in the neighborhood to criminal stuff.......Just take a look at all the Sex Offenders in the area......that will give you an idea........they get paroled to a half way houise in Lakeland Village and stay in the area.......The Mexican gang bangers invite their friends over, they spray paint all over the place (guessing Nipples is dead now) and then act like dogs covering up each others scents.......All right under the noses of the RSO.......For thopse thast live in the area, if you want safe streets, clean neighborhood and houseing values that increase, call the sherrif and report criminal activity, EVERYTIME!
censored messenger November 09, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Great advice DB! And it can start with their children....if you see their criminal kids messing about, follow them home sneakily and get their address and call CPS. They are bound to find something to displace this nest of parasites. Sweep them out into tent prisons in the desert, far away from this area, Arizona style.

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