Jennifer AlvaradoEL PASO, TX – El Paso Police arrested a 25-year-old Jennifer Alvarado after she tried stabbing her mother to death because she believed her mother was possessed by the devil.

Police were called to a home Tuesday night where they found Barbara Herrara on the ground outside of the home. The 56-year-old was suffering from 12 stab wounds to the cheek, breasts, chest, abdomen, back and shoulders.

Witnesses at the scene told police they saw Herrara fighting with her daughter, Jennifer Alvarado, and that Alvarado was “yelling incoherent statements and stated that she was going to kill (Herrera) because she was evil and possessed by the devil.”

They said that Alvarado had walked off after the attack and pointed in the direction she was headed. Police would find Alvarado walking in the neighborhood nude and covered in blood. After being taken into custody,  Alvarado claimed responsibility for her mother’s extra holes, stating she stabbed her because she was “evil and possessed by the devil.”

Alvarado was placed under arrest and has been charged with attempted murder. She was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a bond set at $200,000. Herrera was taken to the hospital where she was in serious but stable condition.

Anonymous sources said Alvarado had been acting abnormally the past few weeks and that her family had Alvarado committed to a local hospital last Sunday for 72 hours. However, Alvarado did not stay in the hospital for the full 72 hours and was released early Monday morning.

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