Pico Rivera man accused of Stabbing, badly wounding Grandmother

Deputies held a Pico Rivera man in custody Thursday after he allegedly got upset with his 76-year-old grandmother and stabbed her.

“She offered to get him help from the hospital because he’s had mental issues in the past. That is what set him off,” Lt. Joe Mendoza said.

The stabbing happened in the 5500 block of Bridgeview Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lt. John Kepley said deputies, who had received a call of a stabbing in progress, saw the suspect on the front porch and detained him.

They entered the house to check for victims and found an elderly woman suffering from multiple stab wounds, Lt. Robert Smith said.

The woman, who was in grave condition, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Smith said her condition appeared to be improving Thursday, and detectives were hoping to be able to interview her.

Joseph Torres, 22, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was being held in lieu of $1.01 million bail pending a scheduled arraignment today in Whittier Superior Court, according to sheriff’s officials and county booking records.

He was transferred Thursday from the jail at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station to Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles, where he was sent for psychiatric evaluation after making statements indicating he wanted to harm himself, officials said.

Torres lived at the home with his grandmother and mother, deputies said. It was not

clear if his mother was present at the time of the stabbing

via: whittier daily news