Skip to Content
Crime
Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Suspect in girl’s stabbing at El Paso McDonald’s was free on bond for another violent knife crime at the time of the attack

Isaac Dorfman
EPPD
Isaac Dorfman, accused of stabbing a little girl at McDonald's.

EL PASO, Texas — An El Paso man accused of randomly stabbing a 5-year-old girl who was playing inside a McDonald’s restaurant play area was free on bond at the time while facing charges for another violent knife crime, according to court records obtained by ABC-7 on Thursday.

Isaac Dorfman, 25, is currently being held on a $500,000 bond in the attack on the child. However, when Tuesday's attack occurred, he was out free on a personal recognizance bond - meaning Dorfman didn't have to put up any money to guarantee his court appearance.

"The PR bond in this case (aggravated robbery) is something that the judge granted. The judge can grant this at his own discretion. You can see in the records that the DA opposed it," El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza told ABC-7 on Thursday. "This is a real discussion that we've had at the County."

Judge Francisco Dominguez, who granted the personal recognizance bond, declined to discuss his decision. His court coordinator, Aurora Molina-Estrada, told ABC-7 the judge would not be talking to anyone about the case.

Dorfman was awaiting trial in April on the aggravated robbery charge. A copy of the indictment in that case (which you can read at the bottom of this article) alleges that Dorfman robbed a man at knife-point last September, placing the victim "in fear of imminent bodily injury and death."

As ABC-7 has previously reported, Dorfman has an extensive criminal history involving at least 18 arrests since 2011, and received a year in jail for a string of car break-ins. The aggravated robbery charge, though, appeared to be the first criminal case against him that involved use of a deadly weapon.

In Tuesday's attack, Dorfman allegedly grabbed the girl while she was climbing a slide in the play area and stabbed her multiple times in the abdomen, according to a police arrest affidavit previously obtained by ABC-7.

The girl, whose name has not been released, was released from the hospital and was back at home recovering Thursday after undergoing surgery for serious injuries.

In the wake of the stabbing, parents told ABC-7 that they were taking precautions with their children when visiting the McDonald's at 9461 Dyer Street where the crime happened.

El Paso / News / Top Stories / Video

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

Comments

6 Comments

  1. Glad the little girl will recover. Dorfman needs to be taken to the parking lot, turned loose, and shot trying to escape. Judges and lawyers should be held accountable for letting a violent felon loose to offend again.

  2. Judge Francisco Dominguez, who granted the personal recognizance bond, declined to discuss his decision. His court coordinator, Aurora Molina-Estrada, told ABC-7 the judge would not be talking to anyone about the case.

    I’D LIKE TO SAY F-K YOU TO THIS JUDGE, BUT ALL THE JUDGES IN EL PISS-HOLE ARE THE SAME. THE RIGHTS OF THE CRIMINALS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE RIGHTS OF THE INNOCENT PEOPLE GETTING HURT! ASSAULTS, DWI’S, ETC. BOND OUT AND DO IT AGAIN! POS’S!

  3. I have never wished ill on people but this has has me so angry that the only way Francisco Dominguez can understand is if it was his child that suffered the wounds and now they will have a bond reduction hearing for that POS? Run that POS Judge off the bench. If that was my child I would look into every avenue to sue that POS judge in civil court. I would haunt that “man” every day for the rest of his life

  4. Outrageous. Absolutely disgusting. The court, the judge should be exposed and run out of office.
    .
    This “soft on crime” garbage needs to be crushed, now.

  5. Seems the occurrence of knife attacks is increasing. I wonder something. Just a thought not based on any sort of data. Is this due to the fact that already written gun laws are actually being enforced due to recent events? IF that’s the case then are these low life thugs who cannot legally possess fire arms and being turned away resorting to another sort of weapon? In this case….knives. IF that is the case then as we’ve been saying all along, guns are not the problem. People are the problem. People who have grown up in a era where they got an award or a trophy for EVERYTHING whether they earned it or not. Like that little second grader who is too lazy to do his work and actually learn something and didn’t make the honor roll who now gets the token “Most Improved Writing” award that everyone in the room knows they didn’t deserve but the School Principal said “Everyone should get an award”. Now, in the real world, they don’t get what they want and they turn to violence. Cut welfare. Cut Medicaid. Force these people to take responsibility for themselves and not rely on government handouts. These programs have created an entire generation of lazy, entitled, violent moochers. It’s not guns people, it’s people.

  6. Scumbag’s really lucky no one at that nasty fast food joint was carrying, he’d get a one way ticket to God’s judgement, and He doesn’t do Personal Recognizance bonds.

Leave a Reply

Skip to content