A Fresno County man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly trying to kill his estranged older sister after the two had talked for the first time in 10 years, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputies arrived at Community Regional Medical Center shortly after midnight after the 41-year-old woman showed up with multiple stab wounds. The woman, whose identity was not released, told authorities she was stabbed by her brother and his girlfriend after the siblings went to dinner in an attempt to patch up longstanding family issues.
Oscar Gonzalez, 37, drove his sister to his home on the 8200 block of South Villa Avenue near Fowler, where he and his girlfriend, Shawnessa Hinajosa, 41, carried out the attack, deputies said. The victim said her brother told her the dinner was part of a premeditated scheme to kill her.
Gonzalez and Hinajosa dragged the victim to the basement and continued their assault. The victim escaped to the hospital, where she was treated and released.
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SWAT team members arrested the couple at the home shortly after the victim reported the attack. Hinajosa’s son, a 16-year-old who was inside the house during the alleged assault, was not involved and was released to a family member, the sheriff’s office said.
Gonzalez and Hinajosa were booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Fresno County sheriff’s detective Donna Davis at (559) 600-8207 or Fresno Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.