Temecula Birthday Turns Violent When Murrieta Woman Apparently Attacks Another

Police say a woman is suspected of stabbing an acquaintance while attending a Temecula birthday party.

Booking photo of Stephanie Federico, released Jan. 31, 2014 by the Riverside County Sheriff's Office.
Booking photo of Stephanie Federico, released Jan. 31, 2014 by the Riverside County Sheriff's Office.

A woman suspected of stabbing an acquaintance during a Temecula birthday party was being held Friday in lieu of $1 million bail.

Stephanie N. Federico, 23, of Murrieta was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly attacking a woman at a restaurant in the 41500 block of Margarita Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jon Wade alleged Federico was angry with the victim, identified only as a 28-year-old woman, and went to the restaurant "for the sole purpose" of assaulting her.

The nature of their dispute was not disclosed.

Deputies were called to the location about 8:45 p.m., immediately after the attack, and found the victim with two non-life-threatening stab wounds, according to Wade.

A description of the suspect was radioed to other deputies in the area, and a patrol unit spotted Federico running away, Wade said.

A deputy quickly apprehended her without incident.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. Federico was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.

— City News Service.

Temek February 03, 2014 at 01:31 AM
@Ellen, are there really people who don't know who Sam Adams is.... "a beer?" Please punch yourself in the face, then direct yourself to Google, Wikipedia, whatever...... And the wannabe cholla psychopath Stephanie Federico is HISPANIC. It matters because those of us trying to enjoy our peaceful neighborhoods and favorite restaurants with kur kids, don't appreciate chola ghetto scum bringing their BS! http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201405049G
Sam Adams February 03, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Ellen....I did take myself to bed and obviously too early, ....I missed all the fun! Good thing for you it was so I could get up at 3 am and start another 70 hour taxpaying workweek so social and economical parasites like yourself and Ms. Fredericojuana can continue to exploit our countries growing entitlement society!!! Enjoy. There is obviously nothing that can be done about it anyhow.....pat yourself on the back Ellen. Have a beer, a Sam Adams, ...on me, or.......just stick with the plan and punch yourself in the face.
DH619 February 03, 2014 at 04:58 PM
I don't think that we are necessarily forensic experts and debating the race of this woman is stupid. The name is derived from Hispanic/Italian decent, which both cultures are off springs of Spain itself. This is how you get Columbus with the Nina Pinta and Santa Maria. The US began and will likely end a as a very diverse (and confused) place. The amount of contradictions from day one are overwhelming. Freedom of religion. Separation of church and state, yet our money says in God We Trust. All men created equal (gay or straight and regardless of race. The list goes on for miles. Let's focus on the topic at hand, as your personal beliefs and opinions only place cloudy fog in the situation. The fact is, most of us in Temecula/Murrietta moved here from the city to escape the traffic, expense, school districts, and safety issues of the bigger cities. We strive to work (under mind blowing commutes) to achieve a better situation for ourselves and our families. Violence like this threatens it and that's the core issue. Several minorities live here and do the right thing 100% of the time. Not leaches or scum in any way. Please respect each other and our community. The fact that we live in a place where a DUI is front page news is wonderful. Because the big city has dozens of issues. Let's remain strong and focused to build our kids a great future. That's why we all moved here right ? ? ? ?
ChrisG February 03, 2014 at 07:59 PM
@temek.....@sam. Hilarious! Thanks for the laughs!


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