By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A 26-year-old man wanted in the murders of his mother and his 6-year-old nephew last month in a Westlake District home has been arrested.

Photos of David Cordoba, who was arrested in the Dec. 21, 2020, stabbing deaths of his mother and his 6-year-old nephew. (LAPD)

David Cordoba was taken into custody late Wednesday night at 3rd and Berendo streets in Koreatown, Los Angeles police reported Thursday.

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Cordoba was wanted in the slayings of his mother, 60-year-old Maria Rodas-Lemus, and his nephew, 6-year-old Alan Cordova-Robles.

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In the late-night hours of Dec. 21, LAPD officers responded to a welfare check at a home in the 1800 block of West 11th Place to find the two family members dead at the scene and a third relative with stab wounds.

Investigators learned that Cordoba lived at the home with his mother and that the attack had stemmed from a family dispute. Although Alan did not live in the home, he happened to be there with his grandmother that night.

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The third family member who was stabbed was taken to a hospital and survived, police said.