MARIN CITY (CBS SF) – Marin City man was ordered to stand trial Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his mother to death, assaulting a peace officer and stabbing a pit bull.
Carlos Aldana, 23, will re-enter pleas to the charges in Marin County Superior Court on June 17.
Aldana is suspected of fatally stabbing his mother, Rosa Aldana, 44, in her apartment on Cole Drive in Marin City on Aug. 23.
Her body was found after Marin County sheriff’s deputies received a request around 11:10 p.m. to check on her welfare, Marin County sheriff’s Lt. Jamie Scardina said.
A person who had returned to the apartment before deputies arrived noticed the front living room was completely covered in blood and called 911, Scardina said.
The California Highway Patrol then received a report about a man covered in blood boarding a San Francisco-bound Golden Gate Transit bus at Donahue Street in Marin City, Scardina said.
U.S. Park Police located the bus at Fillmore and Chestnut streets, Scardina said. When the blood-covered rider got off the bus, he threatened the U.S. Park Police officers with the knife. Officers then shot the man, later identified as Carlos Aldana, several times, Scardina said. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
Aldana also allegedly stabbed a pit bull in Marin City and assaulted a peace officer in San Francisco. The murder charge and the felony animal cruelty charge allege Aldana used a knife, Marin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Barry Borden said.
Aldana was hospitalized in Santa Clara County after the murder for mental health issues and to treat an infection related to his gunshot wounds.
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