HESPERIA (CBS) — Police say a 13-year-old girl and two teenage accomplices have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to murder the girl’s mother while she was sleeping.
Following the incident Tuesday, neighbors tell CBSLA that they tried to help the woman who came running out of the mobile home on C Avenue in Hesperia, screaming.
Hesperia police say the trio tried three different ways to kill the victim who, according to deputies, had visible injuries but didn’t require hospitalization.
On Wednesday afternoon, the mother left the mobile home crying hysterically and saying in Spanish, “I’m a victim of my own daughter.”
One of the suspects, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested Tuesday during an awards ceremony at Ranchero Middle School, where all three attended.
Students there told the Los Angeles Times that the daughter was basically a good student who stayed out of trouble.
Neighbors say they heard arguments over the weekend and that the mother had told them she feared for her life after discovering knives missing from the home.
Investigators say the girl was upset about her curfew and some other rules, the Times reported.
According to neighbors, the victim resides in Ensenada, Mexico but visits occasionally. The daughter lives with her father full-time.
All three are facing attempted murder, conspiracy and burglary charges.