Mother stabbed to death by son, gave himself up to officers, Fresno Police say

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FRESNO, California (KSEE) – A woman in her 70s is dead after police say she was stabbed in Fresno by her son Thursday evening. Her son is now facing a charge of murder.

Officers were called around 6:30 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 3600 block of N. Cedar Avenue. They arrived to find that the person who called 911 was also the suspect in the stabbing. The man in his 50s admitted to responding officers that he had fatally stabbed his own mother.

The victim has not been officially identified, but police say she is a Hispanic woman in her 70s. She sustained upper-body injuries. Officers say the suspect’s mother is the only victim.

According to the police, the two did not live together. Investigators believe that the weapon used in the stabbing was recovered.

“It is very traumatizing. A very scary situation,” said neighbor Felicia Freitas, who has lived in the apartment complex for four years. “I am like nervous right now.”

Investigators say no one else was inside of the apartment during the incident.

The investigation into the fatal stabbing continues. A motive is yet to be established.

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