Mother stabs man, son cleans up crime scene

Mother stabs man, son cleans up crime scene
HARLINGEN PD
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:54am

Police arrested a mother and her son who are believed to be involved in a stabbing.

In the early hours of Sunday, September 1st police responded to a call about a stabbing in the 2700 block of Los Amigos Drive. Officers came into contact with the victim who stated that a woman, identified as Frances Estrella, 41, used a knife to assault him leaving a deep cut to the back of his head.

Officers did locate Estrella at the scene and she was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

During the investigation detectives found out that Estrella's son, Damien Michael Leal, 19, had tampered with evidence at the scene by cleaning up the blood and washing the knife that was used.

Leal and his mother were both charged with tampering with evidence and both are awaiting arraignment.

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