Authorities said Gonzalez attacked Mary Margaret Puentes, stabbing her multiple times in the head and ears Saturday night.
Her daughter says she was reading the bible, when her neighbor, 18-year-old Alfredo Gonzalez, came up and stabbed her. He took off, leaving Puentes bleeding.
She was rushed to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
Her daughter said she doesn't understand why this happened.
"I am still shocked. Why would anyone do this to her? She's just a beautiful person. She would do anything for anybody," said the victim's daughter, Yvonne Puentes.
Investigators do not have a motive for the stabbing.
CNS contributed to this report.