19-Year-Old Charged After Allegedly Stabbing a Relative

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Michael Patrick Homen

Michael Patrick Homen

On Jan. 16, 2021, at about 12:47 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Foster Road in Freshwater for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.

The 55-year-old male victim was privately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment prior to deputy arrival and is expected to survive his injuries.

During their investigation, deputies learned that the victim and the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Michael Patrick Homen, are family members and had been involved in a disagreement when Homen reportedly stabbed the victim.

Deputies later located Homen walking on Freshwater Road. Homen was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)).

This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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24 comments

  • poor child..he looks scared to death.

  • Interesting. Never in my life did I feel the need to stab my loved ones.

  • Absolutely disgusting and pathetic. Can’t get what you want? Okay… whine and cry, pout. Then let’s just go ahead and stab my family member to get what I want. That’s the danger of controlling kids too tight. Doing everything for them, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, not letting them learn to drive, refusing to teach them to do any chores, and letting them play video games all day, accepting poor grades and bad attitudes, fuck the rules, goals in life NAH WHO NEEDS THAT?. Oh my…Poor baby dont pick on him. Make some excuses, blame shift…it is so and so’s fault. UGH. If society never lets them experience bumps in the road or how to wipe their own butts or follow rules when they grow upthe result is they don’t know how to do anything and they just want to stab people. Reality is hard when your entire life has been a fantasy photo shopped lala land the adults fully financed. Being a parent or a grown up positive mentor requires inspiring kids to grow up to be good adults. If you just want to have them to abuse, beat on them… to teach them to be the worst human on the face of the Earth why even attempt to be a parent? There’s tons of people that want to adopt. And you people that aren’t parents yet do it right please.

    • How will you feel if it turns out the stabbing was fighting off physical or sexual abuse?

      You might well be right, but there’s not nearly enough information in the press release to be making assumptions.

      • Again if you’re over 18 it’s a choice to stay where you’re at. If he didn’t like it enough to stab somebody get the F out of there.

    • None of you know mike none of you know what happened and all any of you want is to put shade and ruin people’s lives/morals because no one really cares about you or you have personal insecurities you are afraid to work on, put your real name on here don’t fucking hide behind some fake named accounts[edit], no mentally stable person would go and try to corrupt situations like this, this has nothing to do with you! [edit]

  • Bad hOmen?

  • To many unknowns about what happened to make educated comments.

    Generally speaking I agree with Mendocino Mamma.

    My kids had a pediatrician that ended every visit with the words…. give them,
    Lots of hugs, good home cooking and age appropriate responsibilities and they will be fine.

  • How to proceed depends to some degree on how he reacts now. If he shows some regret, some awareness of the can of worms he has opened, then give him psychological tests and an opportunity to turn his life around. If, however, he remains unrepentant, feeling righteous, then….. give him psychological tests and some serious, first offense attention.

  • Some adults need to be put in their place. Perhaps its SELF DEFENSE?

    • Yapper…it aint children of the corn. Plus he IS 19. Get a job, join the military, go to school etc. ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN STABBING A RELATIVE.
      If the situation sucks move the F on. Once your past 18 the world is YOUR OYSTER. Make the life you want. Hard honest work is the foundation of it ALL.

  • What is happening to the youth in freshwater. I literally have watched this kid pick blackberries and take walks with his friends for years. He was always so polite and nice. I hope that the family can work out whatever they need to. Isolation and Covid has been really hard on a lot of kids. I know mine is having a hard time adjusting without a social life.

  • I can’t believe how much people ASSume without knowing any details. Some of you people are pathetic.

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