Photo: Starlene Aguilar
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post –
Merced – On 02/27/2021, at approximately 3:00 P.M. The Merced Police responded to 52 E. Donna Drive in north Merced for a reported stabbing. As officers arrived at the residence, the victim pointed at the suspect, Starlene Aguilar (34) of Merced, who was fleeing on foot. Officers caught up to Aguilar and detained her without incident.
The victim stated that Aguilar had stabbed her in the neck and hand with a knife during an argument. The victim, a female in her 50’s who is Aguilar’s adoptive mother, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. The victim is in stable condition at this time.
Aguilar was booked into the Merced County Jail for attempted homicide and criminal threats. Merced Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact Officer L. Garcia at 209-769-8003.
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