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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.



southernbelle February 01, 2014 at 01:27 AM
saving others the trouble of wondering what restaurant it was. Me and my snoopy nature already googled it. 41500 comes up as Shogun. your welcome. *grin*
Alek J Hidell February 01, 2014 at 01:36 AM
Benihana's would have been much more appropriate...
southernbelle February 01, 2014 at 01:48 AM
*covers mouth to keep from laughing at totally inappropriate, but hilarious jab* …. smh, Alek, do you even know how to behave???!!!
Philip rivers February 01, 2014 at 08:56 AM
I'm ashamed that she's from murrieta
ChrisG February 01, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Some people overreact to not being invited to birthday parties. Or, perhaps a lovers spat?
JJ Mclure February 01, 2014 at 09:57 AM
lovers quarrel
Epolicious February 01, 2014 at 10:32 AM
$20 it was over facebook
Scarf ace February 01, 2014 at 11:10 AM
God! She is ugly. Not only did she get hit with the ugly stick, she also must have run through the ugly forest.
southernbelle February 01, 2014 at 12:49 PM
@Chris--hehehehehehehehe--you're being just as naughty as Alek!! (no invitation) bwahahahaha
Steve Newman February 01, 2014 at 03:04 PM
When they were handing out looks, she thought they said books and said she didn't want any.
KB February 01, 2014 at 06:35 PM
IE is loaded with riff raff.
Sam Adams February 01, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Chola drama. Somebody must have looked at somebody's "man." Or maybe she got pissed when she realized they don't serve tortillas at Shogun.
JJ Mclure February 01, 2014 at 11:14 PM
stabbing seems so hispanic
Michael February 02, 2014 at 11:24 AM
To Adams,Torres and Mclure,What makes you assume she's Hispanic?The name Fredrico is Italian and she looks WHITE.All races commit this type of crime and worse.You three are uneducated,bigoted fools and have no buisness posting here and contributing nothing. "
Sam Adams February 02, 2014 at 11:38 AM
You are so full of shit Michael, you know damn well what happened here! Italian???? That is some funny BS right there! You don't have to be educated to understand exactly what went down here.....nor from East Los.... Looks white???? Hahaha! Where you from smart guy? Moron!
Anthony Jenners February 02, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Wow she looks so scary like u really think stabing someone is ok who do u think u are silly bitches
southernbelle February 02, 2014 at 01:32 PM
@Michael-- Federico is actually of both Spanish and Italian decent. She doesn't look "white" --not anymore than George Zimmerman did. There may be some caucasian in the mix--because most everyone today is a mix of ethnicity but certainly not caucasian in this particular gal. @PATCH--any word at all on the gal who was stabbed?
Michael February 02, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Adams,Maybe you should reread your first post and then tell me how "educated" you are.
cathy lyle February 02, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Shame on people turning this into a racial issue or making cruel comments about a persons looks. Family's are in anguish, peoples lives are forever changed. If this was, and it is not, the forum for comedy, you should keep your day job, if you have one. This is a serious situation for the victim and the assailant. Please,,,have a little self constraint. Blabbing on the internet when you are a complete moron is unfair to those of us looking for mindful comments or statements only to be intellectually accosted by your ignorance and ill-placed frivolity. If we were in a battle of the wits, you would be completely unarmed. If you were attempting to be humorous, again, stick to your day job.
Ellen Odee February 02, 2014 at 10:29 PM
I find it sad that we are turning a report on crime in our neighborhood into a dispute about a stupidiot wHo uses beer for a screen name. @Adams, take your myspace name and go to bed, you have school in the morning.
cathy lyle February 02, 2014 at 10:54 PM
Well put!
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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