Cops: Man stabbed 5 times by girlfriend's son; 2 arrested

McFARLAND, Calif. - Officials said they have arrested a woman's son who police said stabbed his mother's boyfriend five times.

On Saturday, at about 11:40 p.m., officers from the McFarland Police Department were sent to the 400 block of East Kern Street regarding a man who had been stabbed multiple times.

Officers said they found a 36-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and who was bleeding profusely from the stomach and neck areas. 

The man was taken to Kern County Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery for a severed artery in the neck and a punctured liver, officers said.

After a successful surgery, officers said the man has been considered stable and was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation.

Officers said they learned that the son of the victim’s girlfriend, Edwin Hernandez, 21, was the man responsible for the stabbing.

MPD officers were able to find and arrest Hernandez after a brief standoff.

Hernandez was arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Hernandez’s girlfriend, Naomi Fernandez, 31, was also arrested and accused of being an accessory to the crime.

Witnesses or individuals with any information involving this case please personally contact Detective Steve Nieves of the McFarland Police Department utilizing the department tip line at 1-855-435-7623 (1-855-HELP-MCF). All witnesses can remain anonymous.

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