Son Accused of Fatally Stabbing Mother was Told to Move Out, Prosecutors Say
Marvin Horatio Cipullo is accused of stabbing his mother, Rebeca Garcia, to death inside her home.
Marvin Horatio Cipullo, 25, Rebeca Garcia, 57 (DMV, Santa Ana Police Dept.)
Marvin Cipullo, 25, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, not far from where his mother was found dead, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Cipullo was the prime suspect in the murder of 57 year old Rebecca Garcia after he disappeared along with his mother's silver 2002 Honda Civic.
Garcia's other son was the one who found her dead in the back room of the adult-care facility at 1909 West Carlton Place Thursday morning.
Garcia lived in the facility with her two sons and three patients, according to police.
Prosecutors say Cipullo had a "volitile" relationship with his mother and had been told he had to move out.
Cipullo has been charged with one felony county of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the person use of a deadly weapon, prosecutors say. He is being held on $1 million bail and faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
On Sunday, Garcia's family held a car wash to pay for her funeral.