Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - The upland man accused of stabbing to death a Glendora woman and her dog near a San Dimas park is scheduled to appear in court July 22 after having his arraignment delayed.
Ricardo Saldivar, 23, was previously charged in the March 25 attack and faces one count of murder, animal cruelty, robbery, attempted murder and criminal threats, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
Jeanne Edgar, a 66-year-old Glendora woman, was brutally murdered March 25 while trying to rescue her dog who was being stabbed to death by a man who mere moments earlier was attempting to attack another victim in the 1400 block of Renwick Road.
The suspect initially went after a man near the restrooms at Lone Hill Park. Saldivar had a knife in hand and ran after the man who fled back to his vehicle for safety, according to Sheriff’s homicide investigators.
After chasing the man around his vehicle, the suspect focused his attention on a woman dog-walking in the neighborhood. That woman, identified as Edgar, attempted to save her dog whom the suspect began stabbing after pulling the pet away from her. Saldivar then allegedly began stabbing the woman.
“Our original victim saw what was happening. He grabbed a rock, threw the rock and struck our suspect in the head, rendering him unconscious and our suspect was taken into custody,” according to Lt. Derrick Alfred of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
Both Edgar and her dog died at the scene.
A motive remains unclear.