A 19-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with murder for allegedly stabbing her brother’s girlfriend to death with a pair of scissors during an argument in Rowland Heights over the weekend.
Lisette Kimberly Moreno was charged with one count of murder and a special allegation that she personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon during the commission of the crime, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release.
Moreno allegedly got into an argument with 21-year-old Annette Martinez on Aug. 6 at an apartment in the 1900 block of Baston Avenue, the release stated.
The argument escalated into a physical confrontation during which Moreno allegedly stabbed Martinez before fleeing the area, according to the DA’s office.
Martinez was taken to a hospital where she ultimately died of her injuries.
The victim and defendant lived together, with other family members, at the apartment, according the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
It was not known what triggered the argument.
An arraignment for Moreno, initially scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until Sept. 17.
If convicted as charged, she faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison.