That old saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? It's appropriate in the case of Julia Martinez and Monica Guardado, if a little too quaint -- especially given that weapons are involved.
According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, which has charged both women with assault, Guardado, 21, got into an argument with a family member on July 28 -- and when the spat reached an impasse, she called her mother, Martinez, 40, who brought a knife with her. From there, the indictment says, mom used her blade on the victim, while her little girl opted for a pipe. Awwwww....
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See a photo of Guardado and get more details about the crime in the DA's press release below.
TWO WOMEN CHARGED IN ASSAULT OF FAMILY MEMBER
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a 21-year-old woman and her 40-year-old mother accused of assaulting a family member on July 28, 2009.
Monica Guardado (dob: 9-18-87) is charged with one count of assault in the first degree (F3).
Julia Martinez (dob: 5-31-70) is charged with one count of assault in the second degree (F4).
The charges allege that Guardado and the victim were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical altercation in the 2300 block of Cleveland Place on July 28, 2009 and that Guardado called her mother, Martinez, who arrived on the scene with a knife. The charges further allege that Guardado assaulted the victim with a pipe while Martinez stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife.
Both Guardado and Martinez remain in custody; their bonds have each been set at $35,000. They are scheduled to appear as co-defendants in Denver County Court, room 12T, on August 6, 2009 at 9 a.m. to be advised of the charges.