Newhall man arrested for attempted murder in alleged attack on mother


A Newhall man was scheduled to appear in court Monday accused of choking his mother in an alleged attempt to kill her, court and law enforcement officials confirmed.

Michael Quinones, identified by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station as a 21-year-old laborer, was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged attack on his mother one week prior, a sheriff’s spokeswoman told The Signal Monday.

Quinones was expected to appear in San Fernando Superior Court Monday.

“On June 30, about 4:45 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Newhall for reports a Hispanic woman, aged 58, had been victimized,” Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shirley Miller said.

“They had gotten into a verbal argument which turned physical, “ Miller said.

“The son grabbed her neck with his hands,” she said, noting “the suspect was her son.”

“The victim said she lost consciousness,” Miller said.

Deputies arrested Quinones on suspicion of attempted murder Friday shortly before 4 p.m., according to arrest records maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Inmate Information Center.

He was placed in custody at the local sheriff’s station and held with bail set at $2 million.

Quinones was later transferred to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

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