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18-year-old accused of stabbing mother in Costa Mesa

June 10, 2012 |  8:01 am

A Costa Mesa woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing her mother.

Costa Mesa police received a call about 5 p.m. that a stabbing had occurred in the 400 block of Hamilton Street.

The victim, Alice Simpson, 51, had multiple stab wounds to her chest, arms and back, police said in a statement. Police said she is in stable condition at Western Medical Center Santa Ana.

Police discovered that Simpson and her 18-year-old daughter, Andrea Quanita Simpson, who police say has a history of mental illness, had an argument. During the altercation, police said, the daughter went to the kitchen to grab a knife and stabbed her mother.

Andrea Quanita Simpson fled the scene after the fight, according to the release. A Huntington Beach police helicopter found her walking near Victoria Street and Newport Boulevard during a search of the area.

Andrea Quanita Simpson was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. She is being held on $25,000 bail.

According to police, the knife suspected as the weapon in the assault was found on her when she was arrested.

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