HESPERIA • A 13-year-old Hesperia girl and two friends are behind bars after the middle school trio attempted to kill the girl's mother, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said Tuesday.
The teen girl and her accomplices, one male and the other female, were arrested Tuesday afternoon for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and burglary.
"They tried a few methods to try to kill the victim," according to Susan Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station.
Rose said the victim was doing fine after the ordeal but wouldn't disclose the nature of her injuries.
Authorities received a call from the victim early Tuesday morning reporting she had been attacked in her bed and her 13-year-old daughter had gone missing, Rose said.
Deputy Joseph Necochea and Detective Paul Bader learned through an investigation the victim's daughter was not kidnapped, but had actually conspired with two of her Ranchero Middle School friends to murder the woman, according to sheriff's authorities.
Deputies Mark Smoot and Osvaldo Pelayes assisted Necochea and Bader and located the three juveniles. After interviewing the youngsters, they were arrested.
No motive was given for the attack, though Rose stated it appeared the mother had some rules that the daughter didn't want to follow.
Calls to the Hesperia Unified School District were not immediately returned due to Sultana High School's graduation ceremony taking place Tuesday evening.
The names of the juveniles were not released due to their ages.
All three children were booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center in Apple Valley.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.
Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.