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Woman in custody in connection to stabbing death of stepmother

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ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A 35-year-old woman was in custody Thursday on suspicion of stabbing her 54-year-old stepmother to death in Escondido, police said.

Asiatae Belle of Escondido was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday in connection with the death earlier in the day of Monette Belle, also of Escondido, according to the Escondido Police Department.

The victim was found covered in blood and not moving inside an apartment in the 700 block of North Grape Street about 2:15 p.m., EPD Lt. Neal Griffin said in a statement. She had multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the lieutenant.

The motive was under investigation.

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