San Pedro woman arrested in stabbing death of her daughter

Los Angeles police say a mother who allegedly stabbed her 10-year-old daughter to death and then tried to commit suicide was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of murder.

Detectives said Monday that 49-year-old Bong Sook Chavez remains hospitalized in stable condition. She will be moved to a hospital jail ward when physically able.

Chavez is suspected of stabbing her daughter, Quesi, with a kitchen knife early Friday in their home at the Fort MacArthur military housing facility in San Pedro.

Her husband, a retired U.S. Navy reservist, woke up, ran to his daughter's bedroom and found his wife stabbing herself and his daughter wounded. The girl died at the hospital.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact detectives.

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