The man accused of randomly stabbing a 15-year-old girl to death on a high school campus in Stockton will stay behind bars without bail.
The victim was a freshman at Stagg High School and a standout softball player. Anthony Gray, who was already on probation, was denied bail yesterday. Gray has a long criminal history - between 1989 and 2002, he faced at least 14 criminal charges in Santa Clara County ranging from public intoxication to fighting to burglary. San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar says, contrary to reports, Gray was not homeless, and had a home, a job as a warehouse worker, a car, and a phone. “There’s no relationship. None at all,” Salazar told reporters after Gray was arraigned and ordered held without bail on Wednesday.
According to Stockton police, Gray drove to the Stockton high school around 11 a.m., parked in the lot and walked over and stabbed the student multiple times, and then surrendered to campus police.“We still don’t know why the suspect targeted the student,” said Stockton police spokesman Officer Joe Silva.
Gray is charged with murder, corporal injury to a child and possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to a criminal complaint. He faces up to life in prison without parole if he is convicted, according to the district attorney.