A 43-year-old parolee was booked on suspicion of murdering a woman in a violent attack this morning in Vallejo and slitting the throat of the victim’s 5-year-old boy, a police spokesman said. At 1:52 a.m. today, the Vallejo Police Department received a call about an assault inside a residence in the 2000 block of Marin Street west of Sonoma Boulevard, according to police Capt. James O’Connell.
When officers arrived, they found a 5-year-old boy and his 40-year-old mother injured from an apparent violent attack. The boy was taken to the trauma center of a Bay Area hospital where he is expected to survive, O’Connell said. His mother was transported from the scene for emergency treatment but she died on the way to a hospital, he said.
Police officers and detectives obtained information about a suspect in the assault and broadcast the information to officers in the field. At 8:41 a.m., a Vallejo police officer saw the suspect on a street in East Vallejo and took him into custody.
Daryl Wakefield, of Vallejo, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, O’Connell said. Officers confirmed that Wakefield knew the female victim. Wakefield is on parole for a burglary conviction and has a violent criminal history, according to O’Connell said. The identify of the woman is being withheld until family members are notified.