Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 23-year-old man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing his grandmother at her home in East Los Angeles.

The victim’s daughter went to the location to check on her mother after she did not show up for work Monday morning. But Armando Sepulveda, a resident at the home, refused to open the door.

Sheriffs deputies later went to the home in the 100 block of North Gage Avenue on a welfare check requested by a family member and found the 59-year- old woman’s body face down about 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to sheriff’s deputies.

She was identified today as Anna Sepulveda, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The suspect was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Monday and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail on suspicion of murdering his grandmother, who died of multiple stab wounds to the upper torso, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said.

Sepulveda is due to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to county jail records.

—City News Service

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