Just a few days before Mother’s Day, a 34-year-old son was charged Thursday with stabbing his mother to death in Monterey Park.
Alexander Joshua Escobar was set to be arraigned Thursday at the Alhambra courthouse on a murder charge that includes a knife allegation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The victim — whose name has not been publicly released — suffered multiple stab wounds to the upper body on Tuesday morning at a home in the 1700 block of Alisar Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was called to assist Monterey Park police in the investigation.
Police received a 911 call about 10:45 a.m. from a man who stated that he had just killed someone, and responding officers found Escobar standing outside the home with his hands up, according to the sheriff’s department.
Police detained the man and entered the home, where they found the victim, who was in her 60s. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and two knives were recovered at the location, authorities said.
Escobar has remained jailed in lieu of $2 million bail since being taken into custody shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.