Teen stabs two women; one dies in hospital from wounds

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 7:40 a.m. – One of two women allegedly stabbed by a 17-year-old acquaintance inside a home in the Teralta neighborhood has died, San Diego police said Thursday.

45-year-old Alfa Castillo was involved in an altercation with the teenage suspect after finding him inside her residence on Highland Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

According to San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings, Castillo and the suspect made their way to the side yard where the teen allegedly stabbed her in the upper torso and broke her arm. 

A woman who attempted to come to the aid of the victim was stabbed in her head and arm. 

Both women were taken to a hospital as the suspect fled. Hastings said Castillo succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead the following day. The
second victim, whose name has not been made public, was treated and released.

There was no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

Thursday, 11:43 a.m. – Attempted murder charges were expected for a local teen accused of stabbing two women in a Teralta-area home.

The incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday in a home on Highland Avenue near University Avenue.

According to police, the 17-year-old suspect made his way into the victim's home and attacked the two women. One was left with a broken arm and life-threatening knife injuries to her torso, while the other suffered injuries to her head and arm.

The suspect, whose name was not available, fled the scene but was taken into custody a short time later.

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