Man arrested after his mother is stabbed, possibly with a sword, in Mid-Wilshire
A man arrested after his mother was stabbed to death possibly with a sword in Mid-Wilshire was released from jail on Monday, with his bail set at $2 million, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.
The 22-year-old man, who cannot be identified because of his age, is accused of stabbing his mother in the back of the head with a sword on Feb. 13.
He had initially gone home on the day his mother was stabbed, but returned to her Los Angeles apartment and was seen there that night with bloody clothing.
A neighbor said that he was acting “defiant and angry” the morning after the stabbing at his mother’s apartment and that she “screamed for him to stop and yelled for him to leave. She was yelling, ‘Please go, please go.'”
Los Angeles Police Department officers and paramedics were called to the apartment complex in the 1100 block of North La Cienega Drive at 8:17 p.m. after reports that a woman was struggling with her son, who was then taken to a local hospital unconscious.
The neighbors said the victim’s daughter woke up at 3:30 a.m. and called 911 to report that her mother had been stabbed.
The victim, who has been identified as Jennifer Rodriguez-Fernandez, was pronounced dead at the scene and her son was arrested later that morning.
Officers found a blood-stained sword in a trash can in the area and blood on the sword, according to authorities.
Paramedics who arrived at the scene immediately determined that the victim had died from a stab wound to the head.
Authorities said the weapon was too old for a weapon that was used in the stabbing, and ruled out a possible firearm that might have been used as well.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials took the teen into custody after he admitted he had stabbed his mother.