Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Mom Stabs 3 Over Gossip About Her Pre-teen's Breakup

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.
5b2c5ba04488b30009280d23-original.jpg

32-year-old Diana Rodriguez was arrested last week for her part in a stabbing stemming from a case of love gone wrong. But it wasn't her love that made her pick up that knife with the four-inch serrated blade and stab three women--it was the love lost between her 12-year-old-son and his 12-year-old ex-girlfriend.

After some kids at the Whitten Community Center in Placentia make some remarks about her lil' Romeo and his recent break-up, Rodriguez arrived at the Center to be confronted by three women who were somehow affiliated with her son's tween-aged ex. As a comeback, Rodriguez produced the knife and stabbed the women. According to KTLA, "one of them was stabbed four times and the other twice," and all three were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Rodriguez now faces being charged this week "with attempted murder at most and assault with a deadly weapon at a minimum" for the stabbing.

Support for LAist comes from

Photo of a totally unrelated knife by Dave of wikiHowl via Flickr