Woman Arrested After Police Discover Her Mother’s Head In Trash Can

Woman Arrested After Police Discover Her Mother’s Head In Trash Can

Police in California claim a woman slashed her mother’s throat so severely that she threw the head in the trash

According to Law & Crime, Kimberly Monique Gonzalez was arrested after police officers arrived at the home she shared with her mother around 5 p.m. in El Monte, CA. They discovered her mother, Jacqueline Perez, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead by paramedics. The possible murder weapon was found at the scene. 

Jacqueline Perez’s head was found in a trash can.

The victim’s brother, Julio Lopez, who lives nearby, told KABC that he heard his 11-year-old nephew scream before he came out of the house in a blood-soaked shirt. He said he was not sure what happened.

Residents and family members revealed there was a trail of bloody footprints on the driveway. Decorations were still up from a recent child’s birthday party.

“There’s blood on that side, there’s blood on the floor,” said Hector Manzo, a neighbor.

When police officers appeared at the home, an El Monte police sergeant saw the 25-year-old Gonzalez outside the home covered in blood. She was taken into custody shortly after. She has been charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Gonzalez, she is being held on $2 million bail, and if convicted of the crime, she is looking at a maximum sentence of life in prison.

“My heart goes out to the family and loved ones who have been shattered by this unimaginable tragedy. The pain and grief they must be experiencing is unimaginable,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in a written statement. “This was an extraordinarily violent act which has had a profound impact on our community. We are fully committed to seeking justice on behalf of the victim, and our dedicated team will work tirelessly to bring clarity and closure to this heartbreaking case.”