Roommate arrested after mother, daughter attacked with ax in San Rafael
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - A mother and daughter are recovering after they were attacked by a man with an ax in San Rafael.
The attack was reported Monday inside an apartment on Canal Street.
Police say a 46-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter were attacked by their roommate, Ermidio Diaz.
They say the mother suffered major lacerations and lost parts of her fingers as she shielded her daughter.
The girl suffered a major injury to her eye and nose.
Diaz was arrested and booked on a series of charges including attempted homicide.
He's being held without bail.