SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — Five female inmates attacked Los Gatos “Party Mom” Shannon O’Connor in a Santa Clara County jail, court records show.
The five inmates are scheduled to be arraigned in court this week in connection to the October 24, 2022 attack at Elmwood Correctional Facility.
O’Connor has remained incarcerated since she was arrested in late 2021. She is accused of throwing secret alcohol-fueled parties for underage boys and girls, and pressuring teenagers into having sex with each other.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, O’Connor threw disturbing and dangerous parties between 2020-2021 without her husband’s knowledge.
The married 47-year-old woman lured victims to her Los Gatos mansion through social media, and through her own sons who attended Los Gatos High School, prosecutors said. Girls told investigators that they were sexually assaulted by boys while extremely intoxicated — and O’Connor watched.
As she awaits trial, court documents obtained by KRON4 revealed that inmates attacked the “Party Mom.” Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Thrall wrote in court documents, “On October 24, 2022, five inmates assaulted (O’Connor) while inside a dorm room. The assault lasted for approximately sixteen seconds until deputies entered the dorm room.”
The inmates beat O’Connor with their bare hands, as well as kicked her, Thrall wrote. O’Connor did not fight back.
Deputies broke up the fight and transported O’Connor to a hospital. After she was treated for her injuries, O’Connor returned to jail. Sheriff’s deputies did not say what motivated inmates to target her.
The inmates involved in the attack were identified in court records as: Erika Amaya, Danielle Chavez, Sophia Vigil, Anita Quiroz, and Marjaana Gardea. They will be arraigned in court Thursday for one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
The “Party Mom,” meanwhile, has no chance of getting out of jail because a judge denied granting bail. O’Connor is charged with 39 criminal counts, including felony child endangerment and sexual battery.
Her ex-husband said O’Connor is a “menace to society” and needs to remain locked up. “I know her. I know what she is capable of. She has the financial means and arrogance to break the law again,” her ex-husband said.
O’Connor’s current husband, Robert Amaral, reportedly filed for divorce after her arrest.