Police: Mom attacks daughter with machete

Published On: Oct 04 2012 07:36:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2012 07:37:23 PM CDT

Oct. 4, 2012: A Houston mother is accused of attacking her daughter with a machete. Joel Eisenbaum reports.


A Houston mother has been accused of attacking her daughter with a machete.

Ana Cristina Canales, 48, is charged with aggravated assault.

Investigators said Canales pulled out a machete and attacked her 17 year-old daughter.

According to a police report, Canales told officers, "I am glad I was stopped because who knows how far I would have gone."

Police said they arrived on the scene near downtown Houston on the night of July 3 to find Canales drunk and apologetic.

Canales' daughter was not seriously injured.

The teen and her two brothers, ages six and 11, are now in custody of Child Protective Services.


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