Fame and celebrity

Attempted murder charge for intruder at supermodel Miranda Kerr’s California mansion

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 8:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 8:53am

An Australian man who jumped the fence at supermodel Miranda Kerr’s Malibu home and allegedly stabbed her security guard has been charged with attempted murder, prosecutors said.

Shaun Haywood, 29, faces further felony counts of aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey said on Tuesday.

Haywood allegedly broke into the Australian model’s ranch on October 14 in an effort to deliver a letter.

When confronted by a security guard, the defendant is said to have grabbed the guard’s knife and slashed his face, prosecutors said. The guard then shot Haywood.

Both the intruder and the security guard were flown to hospital and were left with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Haywood was set to be arraigned on Tuesday with the prosecutor’s office recommending bail be set at more than US$1 million.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

Kerr, 33, married Hollywood star Orlando Bloom in 2010 and gave birth to the couple’s child the following year. However three years later Bloom and Kerr announced that they were separating.

Neither Kerr nor the boy were at home at the time, according to LA County sheriff’s deputies.

Australian media reported however that she “no longer feels safe in the house” and is planning to return to Sydney.