Yogurt Store Stabbing Update
Psychological examination ordered for suspect
A judge today ordered a psychological examination for a Palm Desert man accused of stabbing a woman at the Rancho Mirage frozen yogurt shop where they both worked, inflicting non-life-threatening wounds.
Shimon Silberfenig, 55, allegedly attacked the woman on Aug. 27 at Swirl
Cup Self Serve Yogurt in the 34100 block of Monterey Avenue. He is charged
with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
A judge granted a defense attorney's request to have Silberfenig examined. He is due back at the Larson Justice Center in Indio on Dec. 11.
The woman alleged Silberfenig "attacked her without provocation and
stabbed her several times," said sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Nielsen, who did not
cite a motive for the stabbing.
Silberfenig remains in custody at tyhe county jail in Indio in lieu of
$1 million bail.