Multimillion-dollar bond set for Osceola County stabbing suspect

Sabastian Ranjel was charged with attempted murder Friday morning in Osceola County.

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The man accused of stabbing a 78-year-old in the neck was charged Friday morning.

20-year-old Sabastian Ranjel's bond was set at $15 million after being arraigned on attempted murder and first degree home invasion charges, according to Osceola County Prosecutor Anthony Badovinic.

Witnesses told Michigan State Police Troopers Ranjel assaulted the elderly man in the victim's own home just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Badovinic said Ranjel didn't know the man but came into the victim's home and began "pummeling" him, breaking several bones in his face.

Ranjel then stabbed him in the neck before leaving the home.

Neighbors told 7&4 News they saw Ranjel wander into their yard with his hands covered in blood and told them "I killed the man across the street."

According to Badovinic, the judge looks at severity of the crime, public safety and probability of conviction when deciding how high to set the bond.

All three factors were reasons to set Ranjel's bond so high, Badovinic said.

The victim is still in critical condition and Badovinic said, "He's not out of the woods yet."

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