TEMPLE CITY, Calif. – A Los Angeles-area woman has been stabbed to death with a samurai sword from her own home.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune said the intruder walked into the woman's Temple City home around noon Wednesday and began beating her with a wrench before grabbing an ornamental sword from the wall and killing her.
A friend of the woman was injured when he tried to stop the attack.
The 40-year-old woman died at the scene. Her 10-year-old son was inside the home but wasn't harmed.
KABC-TV says a 44-year-old man was located nearly two hours later and surrendered to Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives.
Authorities didn't mention a motive for the attack, but they said the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.