SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — Neighbors say the suspect in a deadly machete attack on a woman at a San Jose home was in a relationship with the woman’s daughter.
Police identified the victim Monday as 65-year-old Yvonne Marie Kirk.
Sagal Sadiq initially told authorities that she and Kirk were both victims in an attack by a male intruder Friday night. Officers found Kirk dead at the scene and Sadiq covered in blood with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police later determined that Sadiq was the attacker and arrested her on suspicion of murder.
Officer Jose Garcia would not discuss a possible motive or specify the relationship between the two women. But neighbors told the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/u9DF9w ) that Sadiq’s partner was Kirk’s daughter.
Sadiq is being held without bail and due in court on Thursday.
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