James Shirvell has been identified as the 26-year-old assistant director of admissions at Stanford University that has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman while under the influence of LSD.
Following his arrest on Sunday, March 3, Shirvell was charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, and assault with a deadly weapon, and was booked into the San Francisco County jail. His bond was set by a judge at $1 million.
A report from NBC Bay Area says that the attack happened at a house on Potrero Hill in San Fransisco “over the weekend.”
At this time, the victim’s identity and condition have not been disclosed. However, police did say that the victim was also believed to be under the influence of LSD, otherwise referred to as acid.
Shirvell, who graduated from Ivy League school Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies back in 2014, had been employed at the Stanford Admissions Office since 2016. Additionally, reports indicate that Shirvell is one of six assistant directors of admissions at Stanford who oversees admissions from Los Angeles, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. He was also a member of Yale University’s Track and Field team.
In a statement to the school’s official newspaper, The Stanford Daily, university spokesperson E.J. Miranda said that “the university only learned of the arrest this afternoon [Tuesday, March 5] and we continue to gather information.”
At the time of this writing, it is not clear when Shirvell’s first appearance in court will be and who he is being represented by.
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