Man who Stabbed his Mom to Death faces 26 Mothers’ Days in State Prison
MONTEREY PARK – A stabbing death incident is the focus of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau’s assist with Monterey Park Police Department.
The incident was reported Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., on the 1700 block of Alisar Ave., when Monterey Park PD received a 9-1-1 call from a male adult stating he had just killed someone.
Responding officers found a male Hispanic adult standing outside the residence with his hands up. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.
Upon entering the residence, officers found a “female Hispanic in her 60’s with multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Ricardo Santiago, LASD. “The suspect (detained male Hispanic in his 30’s) was arrested. It was learned he was the son of the victim.”
Officers recovered two knives at the scene. “On May 5, Alexander Joshua Escobar (dob 12/20/85) of Monterey Park stabbed the victim, Josephine R., at the house they shared,” said LADA Prosecutor Deputy District Attorney Melanie Buccat.
Escobar faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife. Bail is set at more than $2 million. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is conducting the ongoing investigation of Case GA107810. If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Homicide Bureau Investigators at 323-890-5500.
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