Tuesday 6 December 2016

Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing security guard in the eye at Miranda Kerr's home

David Mercer

Published 26/10/2016 | 10:28

Miranda Kerr attends the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Miranda Kerr attends the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Miranda Kerr.
Miranda Kerr attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Miranda Kerr attends the La Koriador show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Model Miranda Kerr attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Miranda Kerr is seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on March 15, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The show will be broadcast December 5, 2006 on CBS. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Australian model Miranda Kerr arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Miranda Kerr and her Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel arrive at the state dinner in honor of President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a security guard who was stabbed at the home of supermodel Miranda Kerr.

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Shaun Anthony Haywood, 29, allegedly slashed the guard's face with a knife after breaking into the Australian model's Los Angeles property to deliver a letter, prosecutors say.

Haywood, from Australia, was then shot by the armed security guard, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

Haywood, also known as Esra, is charged with wilful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon, a knife. If convicted, he faces a possible life sentence.

Miranda Kerr attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Miranda Kerr attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Kerr - who was previously married to British actor Orlando Bloom and is currently engaged to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel - was away from the property during the incident on October 14, police said.

Haywood is accused of grabbing the knife from the security guard after being confronted on Kerr's Malibu property on the morning of October 14.

He was due to appear before the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday to face the charges.

Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Dickinson is handling the case, which includes an allegation that Haywood inflicted "great bodily injury" on the victim.

Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Snapchat and model Miranda Kerr arrive for the state dinner in honor of the Nordic Summit at the White House
Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer, Snapchat and model Miranda Kerr arrive for the state dinner in honor of the Nordic Summit at the White House

Bail will be recommended to be set at more than one million dollars, the District Attorney's Office said.

Following the incident, police said both men were taken to hospital, where the security guard was in stable condition and the intruder was described as critical with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident took place on Kerr's property but not inside her house, which was empty at the time.

Kerr, 33, was married to Bloom from 2010 to 2013, and the pair have a five-year-old son, Flynn.

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The show will be broadcast December 5, 2006 on CBS. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Model Miranda Kerr walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The show will be broadcast December 5, 2006 on CBS. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

The former Victoria's Secret star is regularly listed among the world's highest paid models.

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