California man stabbed while 1-year-old baby sleeps next to him: police

An intruder repeatedly stabbed a California man while his girlfriend and her 1-year-old child slept next to him, police said.

The intruder has been identified as Alvino Alaniz, the woman’s 31-year-old ex-boyfriend, according to Turlock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Russell Holeman.

An older booking mug of Alvino Alaniz, the alleged suspect of a Tuesday morning stabbing.

An older booking mug of Alvino Alaniz, the alleged suspect of a Tuesday morning stabbing. (Turlock Police Department.)

Police responded to the home at around 1:50 a.m., the Modesto Bee reported. Alaniz had broken in, kicked down the bedroom door and stabbed the victim multiple times, Holeman said.

The 34-year-old victim managed to fight off the suspect and flee to a neighbor’s house, where he called the police. Responding officers detained Alaniz nearby and recovered the weapon, Holeman said.

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The victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. By late morning his condition was improving, Holeman said. His identity was not released.

His girlfriend and her 1-year-old were unharmed, the Turlock Journal reported. A 3-year-old child sleeping in another room was also unharmed, the Bee reported.

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Alaniz is facing charges of attempted murder, willful child endangerment, and burglary. He remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bail.

Turlock is located in Northern California, about 100 miles east of San Francisco.