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.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
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Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
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San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.