SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An Otay Mesa woman who killed her baby daughter 25 years ago by throwing her into San Diego Bay was behind bars Tuesday for allegedly attacking her 86-year-old mother with a knife in the apartment they share, police reported.
Lorenza Delgadillo Penguelly, 51, was arrested shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday at her rental residence in the 1100 block of 25th Street, just south of Coronado Avenue, according to police.
Medics took Penguelly's mother to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening puncture and slash wounds to her head, face, arms and hands.
A motive for the alleged assault was not immediately clear.
In September 1986, Penguelly hurled her 5-month-old daughter into San Diego Harbor, causing her to drown. Her attorneys argued that acute mental illness prompted the infanticide, and Penguelly eventually pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She was sentenced to six years in prison and was treated at a state psychiatric hospital before being released.
Following her arrest for the alleged assault on her mother, Penguelly was booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. She was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.