A Pomona woman who allegedly stabbed her husband in their home and then holed up for nearly five hours until negotiators coaxed her into surrendering pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
Doris Anna Eng, 58, is charged with one count each of attempted murder and injuring a spouse.
The criminal complaint includes an allegation that Eng personally used a knife and personally inflicted great bodily injury under circumstances that involved domestic violence during the May 31 attack.
Eng allegedly stabbed her husband in the chest, and a family member called for help, according to prosecutors.
Pomona police said Eng barricaded herself inside the home in the 200 block of West Arrow Highway, with crisis negotiators able to persuade her to surrender nearly five hours later.
She was subsequently taken to a hospital for treatment of an injury that Pomona police Lt. Eddie Vazquez described soon afterward as “minor to moderate.”
Eng was arrested and booked June 4 by Pomona police, and she has remained in jail since then.
If convicted as charged, she could face a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
— Wire reports