ANAHEIM – Police have arrested a man on suspicion of killing his mother in a stabbing Sunday night.
Gabriel Ramirez, 21, was booked in the Anaheim Police Department’s temporary detention facility, Lt. Bob Dunn said. He is suspected of stabbing his mother, Margarita Esquivias, 42, who died of her injuries Sunday, police and the Orange County coroner’s office said.
Ramirez called police to an apartment in the 1600 block of South Ninth Street around 7 p.m., Dunn said. Over the phone, he told authorities that he had stabbed his mother to death, Dunn said.
He was taken into custody, and his mother was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where she died shortly after 7:30 p.m.
Lt. Tim Schmidt said police recovered the weapon used in the stabbing.
Ramirez was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, jail records showed.
Register staff writer Eric Hartley contributed to this report.
By CLAUDIA KOERNER and KEEGAN KYLE / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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