Maria Ruiz, 47, was the mother of a 17 year old boy. And allegedly that boy had established a relationship with a neighbor girl. The girl was 12 years old.
Reportedly, the girl’s mother told the two they could not continue to see each other. So the 17 year old allegedly went to their house, broke in by breaking through the door and breaking windows, He then threatened to kill the girl and her sisters.
The girl went to Ruiz’s home and asked for help. Maria Ruiz went to confront her son and met up with him in the front yard. The boy allegedly stabbed his mother twice with a kitchen knife.
Maria Ruiz was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
The boy has been charged with suspicion of homicide and 3 counts of attempted homicide. And due to the relationship with the 12 year old child, he has been charged with lewd and lascivious sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14.