Slasher Companion Resigns By MATTHEW ARTZ

Friday April 15, 2005

The accused accomplice of the 16-year-old girl who has been charged with slashing a Berkeley woman outside the Rose Garden has resigned from her job at Juvenile Hall, Alameda County Counsel Richard Winnie said. 

Hamaseh Kianfar, 30, who met the slasher while working in the guidance office of Juvenile Hall and admitted to being with her during the attack, resigned Tuesday, Winnie said. Last week, Kianfar was arraigned and released on $15,000 bail. 

The accused slasher, a 16-year-old Oakland girl, meanwhile remains in county custody at Juvenile Hall on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. A court-ordered psychiatric exam has not yet been completed.