COVINA (CBSLA) – A 39-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 2-year-old son in Covina.
Xa Dinh Ngo, who also goes by the name Michelle Ngo, stabbed her son with a knife several times in the early morning hours of Jan. 11 in their Covina townhome, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office reports.READ MORE: Cudahy City Council Calls For Release Of Body Cam Footage In Deputy Shooting Of Isaias Cervantes
Ngo is charged one count of murder with a special allegation of using a deadly and dangerous weapon.
At around 3:30 a.m. Friday, a Covina police sergeant noticed a partially clothed woman with blood spatter on her body – later identified as Ngo — running in the middle of the street in the 300 block of North Second Avenue.READ MORE: Estranged Husband Suspected In Woman's Stabbing Death At Santa Clarita Home
Ngo initially tried to run away from officers, but was caught, police said. She also made a statement that indicated to police there might be the victim of a crime, but did not elaborate on the location of the person.
Police transported Ngo to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and eventually learned that she lived at a townhouse in the 100 block of East Italia Street, less than a block from where she was initially found. When they responded to the home, they discovered a small fire burning on the second floor, police said. They entered to find her son deceased inside.
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Ngo was taken into custody Monday after being released from the hospital. She faces a maximum sentence of 26-years-to-life in prison. She is set to be arraigned Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court in Pomona. Prosecutors will ask that her bail be set at $2 million.