Reduced Charge Filed Against The T.O. Woman Arrested For Attempted Murder

Friday December 14, 2018

     Updated--A Thousand Oaks woman arrested Wednesday for attempted murder in a bat attack on a man she was living with will face reduced charges.

   Instead of attempted murder, Ventura County prosecutors filed assault with a deadly weapon charges against 31-year-old Amanda Jaramillo.

   She pleaded not guilty to that reduced charge and also denied a special allegation that she inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

   Jaramillo remains in the Ventura County Jail on $120,000 with a hearing scheduled for next Friday to see if she can be released.

    Deputies say that Jaramillo is accused of using a baseball bat to attack a man she was staying with at his Oak Park residence.

   Investigators say it happened around 4:50 AM Wednesday in the 6000 block of East Smoke Tree Avenue.

   Deputies say during the course of the night Jaramillo struck the victim with the baseball bat a number of times in the head and body causing injuries that required hospitalization.

   Jaramillo is reported to have told deputies she wanted to kill the victim.