A 26-year-old man accused of stabbing his mother in their Boyle Heights home was ordered Monday to stand trial on an attempted murder charge.
Angel Hernandez, who is being held on more than $1 million bail, is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 13.
The stabbing occurred about 12:10 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 3700 block of Lee Street, where the victim lived with her son.
“The mother was upset with her son for an incident that occurred earlier in the day,” according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles Police Department when Hernandez was arrested.
“Hernandez’s sister heard the mother pleading with her son that what he was doing wasn’t necessary and to just leave. Hernandez’s sister then heard what sounded like Hernandez physically assaulting their mother. Looking through a kitchen window, she saw her brother retrieve a large kitchen knife.”
When officers arrived at the home, they found the mother with multiple stab wounds to her neck, arms and legs, but her son was nowhere to be found.
Hernandez was arrested three days later in El Sereno by the lead detective on the case, who interviewed Hernandez’ mother at the hospital. The detective was on his way back to the station after the interview when he spotted Hernandez walking in the area and called for back-up, police said.