California woman held in NM for gang stabbing

Posted at: 04/03/2014 7:53 AM
By: The Associated Press



ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A California woman wanted in connected with what federal authorities say was a gang-related mass stabbing has been arrested in Albuquerque.
    
The U.S. Marshals Service announced Wednesday that Maria Cathy Tercero was caught this week following a long investigation.
    
Authorities say Tercero was charged in August 2012 in connection with a mass stabbing of several victims.
    
According to authorities, Tercero and three other gang members held down several victims from a rival gang and stabbed them multiple times.
    
Federal agents recently received tips that Tercero was living in Albuquerque, where she was arrested Monday.
    
Officials say Tercero is being held on $1.1 million bail and will be extradition back to California.
    
It was not known if she had an attorney.

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