A woman was arrested after an alleged house party stabbing in Cypress in
the early morning hours this past Sunday. Three people were injured and
taken to the hospital for treatment. Law enforcement arrived at the house
party after receiving a disturbance call. Upon arrival, they saw three
people who appeared to have been stabbed.
The woman who is believed to have been responsible for the stabbings has
been taken into custody for attempted murder and assault with a deadly
weapon. Authorities are still unsure at this time what the arrestee's
motive was for the incident. Neighbors on the block where the house party
took place told the media that they were surprised at the incident, since
they describe their neighborhood as typically "very quiet."
Statistically, the city of Cypress has a crime rate that is higher than
a majority of other cities in the United States. On the crime index scale,
Cypress sites at 39 with 100 being the safest and best possible score
a city can have.
The woman who is currently in custody for the stabbing is being held on
$500,000 bail. The m ore severe the offense, the higher the bail is set.
In some cases, bail is not even a possibility if the arrestee poses a
safety threat or is considered a danger to themselves.
According to § 187 of the California Penal Code,
murder is the "unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice
aforethought." Attempting to commit this offense is also a criminal act.
§ 245(a)(1) details our state's
assault with a deadly weapon law. Many people are under the false assumption that
"deadly weapon" describes guns and firearms only. Actually,
this can be knives, brass knuckles and virtually anything else that could
be used to seriously injure someone.