California woman stabs 6-year-old girl in the face during birthday party, gets arrested

An ambulance took the little girl to Community Regional Medical Center, where police said she was in stable condition on June 8 night


                            California woman stabs 6-year-old girl in the face during birthday party, gets arrested

According to a police report, a six-year-old girl was stabbed in the face allegedly by a 35-year-old woman over the weekend at a birthday party in Fresno. The suspect was identified by police as Crystal Lisa Parra, according to the Police Department in their official records.

Parra was booked into the Fresno County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, injuring a child and mayhem, all felonies, on June 8, according to booking records. According to Fresnobee, the incident took place around 5.30 pm on Saturday, June 8, during a birthday party at a home in the 1400 block of East Brown Avenue, just north of Fresno City College in central Fresno.

Witnesses told investigators the woman "became upset" with the six-year-old, who was a guest at the party, and struck the child in the face with a sharp object, possibly a razor blade. The child suffered a laceration under her eye, Lt. Bill Dooley reportedly confirmed.

A 6-year-old girl was stabbed below her eye by a woman during a birthday party on June 8, 2019. (Source: Fresno County Police)

However, police officers were not immediately able to locate the weapon. Moreover, it was also reported that the suspect fled the home but was arrested a short time later, according to booking records. An ambulance took the little girl to the Community Regional Medical Center, where police said she was in stable condition on June 8 night.

The police are supposed to give an update on the little girl's condition later, and it is also being reported that officials could not immediately determine the relationship between the child and Parra. The police were found working on Saturday, June 8, trying to identify the girl’s legal guardians.

Dooley said police were working with family members and witnesses but said investigators were "not getting a whole lot of cooperation."

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