No charges yet for woman in stabbing at California mall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors are holding off on filing charges against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman inside her car in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall.

City News Service says the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has asked law enforcement to conduct further investigation into the May 3 killing of 66-year-old Susan Leeds.

Authorities announced on Friday that they’d arrested 39-year-old Cherie Townsend on suspicion of murder. Investigators alleged that Townsend tried to rob Leeds in a random crime of opportunity.

Townsend remains jailed on $2 million bail.

It’s unclear whether she has a lawyer.

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