The most sordid and sensational story to come out over the weekend is the brutal stabbing and sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by her 14-year-old neighbor, who broke into the girl's house late Saturday night/early Sunday morning while she was sleeping. The victim ultimately escaped the home, running to a neighbor's house to call 911 after being stabbed 30 times. The victim's 18-month-old brother, whom she was babysitting at the time, was also stabbed after he woke up during the assault. This all took place on Balsam Way in Vacaville, and the victim's mother was out all night, returning at 9 a.m. without knowing anything of what had happened.
The accused suspect, whose name remains unknown, was found sleeping in the victim's house at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning after a SWAT team had surrounded the place for four hours. The suspect's mother has since talked to KCRA in Sacramento to insist on her son's innocence, saying he may have been framed by a couple of ne'er-do-wells he snuck off with around 1 a.m. Sunday. “He’s crying so much and telling everybody, 'I didn't do it, I didn't do it, Mom,'" the mother said. "I know my heart tells me he didn't do it." The suspect has not yet been charged, and remains in juvenile detention.
Both injured children are in stable condition at UC Davis Medical Center, and the victim's mother may face charges of child neglect.