Woman, 18, Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Kill an Acquaintance at Santa Barbara Residence | Local news


An 18-year-old Santa Barbara woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly stabbing an acquaintance multiple times at a home in Mesa, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Cora Vides
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Cora Vides

Cora Vides was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, police spokesman Anthony Wagner told Noozhawk.

Vides, described in jail records as a student, remained in custody Monday afternoon, on bail set at $ 1 million, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The adult victim, whose name was not released, suffered “injuries that are not life-threatening but are very serious,” Wagner said, and was being treated at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

He said officers went to the hospital and to a “crime scene” in the 600 block of Roberto Avenue, one block east of Meigs Road in a residential neighborhood north of Cliff Drive.

Wagner said he was unable to provide additional details about the victim, including gender. However, sources have told Noozhawk that the victim is a young woman and also a student.

“This was an isolated incident,” Wagner said, “and there does not appear to be any immediate threat to the public.”

Monday was the Presidents’ Day holiday, so no criminal complaint has been filed in the case, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

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