In late March, a woman showed up at the Cabazon sheriff’s office and reported that her son had assaulted her. The man was arrested and charged for the allegations.
On March 20, when a woman came into the sheriff’s office in Cabazon, California, and told them that her adult son had violently attacked her they investigated her claims and arrested 32-year-old Richard Anthony Diaz on suspicion of being the perpetrator the assault.
After their first review of the evidence the police believed that Diaz had intended to kill his 54-year-old mother, whose name has not been disclosed, and he was reprimanded for attempted murder. Those charges were amended and he was then facing a lesser charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Because it is suspected that he used them to assault her, his hands are the weapon that they allege was the instrument employed in the attack.