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San Juan Capistrano man accused of stabbing his mother to death, critically injuring his father

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A family fight turned fatal when a man stabbed his mother to death and critically injured his father late Friday night, March 30, authorities said.
Yihong Peng, 30, of San Juan Capistrano
The incident began outside a home near La Novia Avenue and Ortega Highway. At about 10:30 p.m., neighbors reported seeing a man on the street with a knife.
Deputies arriving within one minute located two victims, both with stab wounds, according to Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun.
The deputies also saw a suspect attempting to flee, she said in a news release.  The man was taken into custody following a short foot chase, and a knife was recovered at the scene, the release said.
Wei Ping Shen, 59, of San Clemente was pronounced dead at the scene after extensive life-saving efforts by both OCSD deputies and the Orange County Fire Authority, Braun said.
The second victim, also in his 50s, was critically injured and was transported to a local hospital. He is expected to survive.
The suspect, Yihong Peng, 30, of San Juan Capistrano was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, April 2.
Deputies responded to a call around 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Ortega Highway and La Novia Avenue in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, March 30. (Photo by Klick Photos)
Sheriff’s investigators still were looking into a motive on Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at

#OCSDPIO Update- one female victim is confirmed deceased. One male victim transported to the hospital and expected to survive. Suspect also transported to hospital for treatment prior to booking. Female decedent ID pending notification of next of kin.
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) March 31, 2018

Source: Oc Register

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