Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - The woman accused of stabbing her two-year-old son to death more than a year ago has pleaded not guilty in her son’s killing.
Xa Dinh Ngo, 39, also referred to as “Michelle” Ngo, Entered her plea Monday, April 27, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Ngo faces one count of murder with a special allegation of using a dangerous and deadly weapon, a knife, in the death of her son, Elvis Puente. Ngo allegedly stabbed her son to death multiple times, prosecutors said.
Ngo was briefly hospitalized after a Covina patrol sergeant found Ngo running down the road in the 300 block of North Second Avenue, half-naked and with blood splatters on her body, January 11, 2019 around 3:30 a.m.
Ngo was uncooperative with officers once detained, but alluded to a possible victim, Covina Police said.
Officers learned Ngo’s address and discovered a small fire on the second floor of her townhome at 141 E. Italia St. once they arrived. Her son was discovered dead.
Ngo was arrested by Covina Police detectives on suspicion of murder once she was discharged.
It is unclear if Ngo suffered from a mental condition, or was under the influence of drugs.
If convicted as charged, Ngo could face a maximum of 26 years to life in state prison.