A woman was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of killing her father and wounding a woman in a double stabbing at a Santa Fe Springs residence. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A woman was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of killing her father and wounding a woman in a double stabbing at a Santa Fe Springs residence. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A woman was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of a knife attack on her father, who then died of an apparent heart attack, and his girlfriend in the Santa Fe Springs mobile home the three shared, police said.

The violence was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at a trailer park in the 8000 block of Sorenson Avenue, said Lt. Kent Miller of the Whittier Police Department, which patrols Santa Fe Springs.

Janette Buena, 27, was booked on suspicion of murder, and was held on $1 million bail, Miller said.

“The two victims of the stabbing locked themselves in the bathroom and called 911,” Miller said. “Several officers arrived and confronted a female suspect in the doorway of the trailer. The suspect …, who also lived at the residence, retreated inside the trailer and tried to enter the locked bathroom where the victims were hiding.”

Officers followed her inside and deployed three bean bag rounds from a shotgun, hitting Buena, but she did not drop the knife, Miller said.

“Officers then used their Taser,” Miller said. “Buena fell to the ground long enough for the officers to take her into custody, although she was still resistive.”

The officers recovered two knives, and began to attend to the woman’s 63- year-old father and his 46-year-old girlfriend, who told police the attack was unprovoked, Miller said.

The girlfriend, whose name was withheld, was transported to a hospital for treatment of  “numerous” wounds to her hands, arms and head that did not appear to be life-threatening, the lieutenant said.

“The father sustained a stab wound to his right hand and refused (treatment by) paramedics at the scene,” Miller said. “Within minutes … the father went into what appears to be a full cardiac arrest. Paramedics began to treat him and he was also transported to a local hospital, where he died.”

An autopsy will be performed to pinpoint the cause of his death. His name was withheld until his next of kin could be notified.

The suspect suffered a broken wrist, possibly from the bean bag rounds, Miller said. No officers were injured.

—City News Service

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