Woman arrested for attempted murder of mother
POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:48pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:49pm
Told police her mother was "evil and possessed by the devil"
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A woman is accused of trying to kill her mother Tuesday night because she believed her mother was "evil and possessed by the devil", according to a El Paso Police Dept. news release.
Officers arrested Jennifer Alvarado, 25, for criminal attempted murder of her mother, 56-year-old Barbara Herrera.
NewsChannel 9 first reported the story on NewsChannel 9 Today.
Witnesses called police saying they saw Alvarado walking down the street in the 6100 block of Quail Ave. naked and covered in blood.
When officers took her into custody, they went back to her home and found Herrera bleeding on the ground from multiple stab wounds, according to the news release.
Herrera is now in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center.
Alvarado was taken to Sierra Medical Center for minor injuries, then transported and booked into the E Paso Detention Facility.
Her bond has been set at $200,000.