A Newhall stabbing suspect was arrested on charges of attempted murder, among others, after allegedly assaulting his brother and sister-in-law early Sunday morning, officials said.
Around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon involving a knife on the 24100 block of Arch Street in Newhall, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“During (the) investigation, deputies learned the suspect stabbed his brother’s wife with a kitchen knife multiple times in the upper torso,” Arriaga said. “The suspect then approached his brother and stabbed him with the same kitchen knife multiple times in the upper torso.”
Upon arrival, deputies detained the suspect, a 27-year-old man in front of the home without incident, according to Arriaga.
“The victim and the suspect engaged in a brief physical altercation, in which the knife was dropped, until another family member separated them,” Arriaga said. “The suspect was escorted to the front of the home until deputies arrived.”
The female victim suffered serious injuries, while the male victim suffered minor injuries, both were transported to a local hospital, according to Arriaga.
Guadalupe Albarran, 27, was arrested on felony charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and violation of a restraining order, and is currently being held on $50,000 bail.
One of the victims has been identified as Erika “Bird” Martinez, host of the YouTube cooking channel, “Cooking with Bird Martinez” and mother of three, who was stabbed multiple times in the neck and back, and is now a quadriplegic, according to the GoFundMe page started by her family.
“Our Erika won’t be able to dance, or cook for us anymore. This is so devastating,” read the GoFundMe.
Her husband, Marioh, reportedly was stabbed five times, suffered a severed ear and a punctured lung, according to the GoFundMe.
“I am awake, in lots of pain — both physically and emotionally. I am trying to see her today. Bird is still intubated… Thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. The kids are ok.” Marioh wrote in a Monday morning Facebook post to his wife’s followers. “Thank you so much for the prayers, the videos that you guys are making, sharing and the post about my wife. When my wife wakes up, (and) sees this she will be so happy that you guys love her and will keep her strong. Please keep praying.”
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