Boy, 14, ar­rested in stab­bing

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Ruben Vives

A 14-year-old boy was ar­rested Fri­day in con­nec­tion with the fa­tal stab­bing of an 86-year-old woman in Lan­caster, author­i­ties said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment deputies re­sponded about 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day to a call about an “open win­dow” at a home in the 44600 block of Still­wa­ter Drive.

Lt. Ed­die Her­nan­dez said deputies en­tered the home and found the woman in­side her bed­room with mul­ti­ple stab wounds.

The woman, who was known to some­times use a mo­tor­ized wheel­chair, was pro­nounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Her name has not been re­leased.

Her­nan­dez said neigh­bors told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that they had seen a young man hid­ing be­hind some bushes sev­eral houses away.

Deputies re­sponded to the lo­ca­tion and took the teen into cus­tody.

Her­nan­dez said in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined the boy had been in the area in the last cou­ple of months, but they did not know why.

He said the teen has no con­nec­tions to the neigh­bor­hood or the vic­tim.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rested and booked the teen on sus­pi­cion of mur­der af­ter in­ter­view­ing him for sev­eral hours, Her­nan­dez said.

The teen was not iden­ti­fied be­cause he is a mi­nor.

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