EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman has been charged with stabbing her own mother to death at a home in El Monte, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Kimberly Monique Gonzalez, 25, was charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office alleges she used a knife to kill her mother, Jacqueline Perez, Sunday evening on Ranchito Road near Santa Anita Avenue.
Police found the 44-year-old dead at the home and arrested her daughter shortly after. There were indications the victim may have been decapitated, as AIR7 HD footage appeared to show detectives examining a head at the scene.
Investigators have not said what led up to the violence, but friends say the suspect struggled with drugs.
Gonzalez, who is being held on $2 million bail, refused to leave her cell Wednesday. She has been rescheduled to appear in court Thursday.
If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.