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

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


O.C. Mother Stabs Children, Herself in Attempted Murder-Suicide

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

In a very matter-of-fact phone call to a Westminister emergency dispatcher yesterday morning, 38-year-old Thuy Le said she had stabbed her two daughters and herself, asking if authorities were coming to her aid, according to the OC Register. They did, finding a bloody room in Le's cousin's home, where the Le family had been spending the night. It was after 6 a.m. when her cousin, Toan Pham and his wife, were awakened by their two children who investigated screams from the living room. Pham went down, finding blood all over and Le holding one of her daughters--he had no idea what just happened just minutes prior. The 5-year-old remains in a medically induced coma, but her 3-year-old sister and Le suffered superficial wounds. No word on why Le attempted to hurt her children before herself, but it may have been due to the stress over a failed attempt to sell her massage therapy business. Police are looking into other possibilities such as marital or mental health problems.