Mom charged in stabbing death of girl, 17

March 2, 2009 5:31:09 AM PST
Authorities have charged a woman in the stabbing death of her daughter. Officials and court documents say Maribel Rodriguez of Sharon Hill was charged with third-degree murder and related offenses in the death early Saturday of Yeydilyss Acevedo. Rodriguez was arraigned later in the day and taken to Delaware County Prison without bail.

Investigators say the defendant told them that she and her daughter had argued, the teen began striking her, she grabbed an object from behind her and the girl was injured when she "lunged" at her.

The teenager was pronounced dead at Crozer-Chester Medical Center at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. A knife was recovered from a nearby sewer drain.

Rodriguez remained in custody and it was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com

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