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Bond set at $285k for El Paso daughter accused of stabbing mom, leading cops on Christmas Eve chase

UPDATE, Dec. 29: A daughter accused of stabbing her mother on Christmas Eve and then leading police on a chase along Interstate 10 in an SUV she stole from mom has been ordered held in the El Paso County jail on $285,000 bond.

Judge Jon Joseph set the bond amount for 35-year-old Crystal Lynn Guillen on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, property theft and evading arrest.

Authorities have not reveled a motive for the stabbing attack, but said Guillen's 60-year-old mother remained hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition and was expected to recover.

(Crystal Lynn Guillen, charged with aggravated assault.)

ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 24: EL PASO, Texas -- A police chase of a daughter accused of stabbing her mother on Christmas Eve ended in an SUV crash along Interstate 10 in west El Paso.

That crash happened just before 7 p.m. Friday at I-10 and Sunland Park. An ABC-7 crew at the scene observed officers take the 35-year-old daughter into custody on a charge of aggravated assault.

A police spokesman said the stabbing took place about an hour earlier, at 6 p.m., at a home in the 9500 block of Album Avenue on the city's eastside.

The 50-year-old mother was rushed by ambulance to University Medical Center for treatment of her stab wounds; police said she was expected to survive.

Authorities didn't offer a motive for the stabbing attack or indicate what led up to it. The names of both the mother and daughter weren't released.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



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