San Luis Obispo County Jury convicts Russell Jeffrey Kuhnle (36) of Felony Intimate Partner Violence
Author: District Attorney
10/30/2023 4:04:32 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that on Friday October 27, 2023, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Russell Jeffrey Kuhnle (DOB 11/10/1986) guilty of felony Intimate Partner Violence.
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that on Friday October 27, 2023, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Russell Jeffrey Kuhnle (DOB 11/10/1986) guilty of felony infliction of corporal injury on someone with whom he had a dating relationship in violation of Penal Code Section 273.5(a).
During the eight day trial, jurors heard evidence that on February 1, 2023, Kuhnle struck a female in the face multiple times while the two were seated in their car. Two witnesses observed the assault from separate positions. One witness called 911 to report the crime, while the other witness intervened. The victim suffered a laceration between her eyes because of the assault. The victim and the two eyewitnesses testified at the trial, as did Kuhnle.
Kuhnle is scheduled to be sentenced on November 28, 2023 at 8:30am in Department 6 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Judge Michael Frye presiding, where he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.
This case was investigated by the Atascadero Police Department with the aid of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Natalya Ferdinandi of the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Team.
A copy of the charging document can be found here, and a copy of the defendant’s booking photo can be found here.
Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.