HPD: Woman stabs own mother to death in north Houston

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HOUSTON — The woman accused of stabbing her own mother to death over the weekend has a history of mental illness, according to the Harris County District Attorney.

Veronica Gonzales, 32, is charged with murder after police discovered her mother Virginia Gonzales, 58,  stabbed multiple times  around 12:15 a.m. Friday near the front door of a mobile home in the 5700 block of Airline Drive, homicide detectives said. Police said officers also found a bloody 6-inch knife at the scene.

The suspect's friends said Veronica Gonzales called them before arriving at a friend's home covered in blood-drenched rags, officers said. Concerned about the suspect's well-being, the friends called Houston authorities. When officers questioned Veronica Gonzales, police said she admitted to killing her mother and was taken into custody.

Witnesses saw the women together earlier in the day, police said. Veronica Gonzales was recently hospitalized and prescribed medicine for bi-polar disorder, Harris County officials said.

Investigators said there are no other suspects in this case, and police are still searching for a motive.

Veronica Gonzales is being held at the Harris County.

She appeared in court Monday afternoon being pushed in a wheelchair. The judge appointed her a lawyer and set her bond at $50,000.