A 30-year-old man in San Juan Capistrano remained behind bars Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death and critically slashed his father, deputies said.

The woman, Wei Ping Shen of San Clemente, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, whose name was not yet released, was slashed and hospitalized in critical condition.

Their son, Yihong Peng, was allegedly found standing in the 27400 block of Ortega Highway, east of San Juan Capistrano, with a bloody knife, by sheriff’s deputies Friday night. That location is near Route 74 at La Novia Avenue.

Peng was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of murder, where he was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Manager Carrie Braun said.

Deputies were called at 10:25 p.m. Friday by neighbors who reported a man on the street with a knife.

“Deputies arrived at the scene within one minute and located two victims, both with stab wounds, and observed the suspect attempting to flee the scene,” she said. “Following a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

“A knife was recovered at the scene.”

The father, in his 50s, was critically injured and rushed to an area hospital, where he is expected to survive, she said.

Peng is scheduled to appear in Central Jail Court on Tuesday, according to Orange County jail records.

The Orange County Sheriff Department’s Homicide Unit asked anyone with any information regarding the attack to call them at (714) 647-7055.

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