A 21-year-old Pacifica woman is accused of viciously stabbing a cab driver and then stealing his car on her ride home from the mall earlier this month.
Amanda Jenille Aldeguer is facing attempted murder and carjacking charges in connection with the brutal March 16 attack that prosecutors say was caught on the cab’s security camera.
Aldeguer was scheduled to enter her plea in Redwood City Felony Court on Tuesday.
The cabbie picked up Aldeguer at Serramonte Center in Daly City, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
During the trip, she allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the cabbie in the neck. She “continued stabbing the victim as he resisted,” Wagstaffe said.
The cab driver was able to stop and flee the car. Aldeguer then allegedly hopped in the driver’s seat and fled in the cab, which was found abandoned near a Pacifica park, Wagstaffe said.
The knife used in the stabbing was left in the car, the district attorney said.
Aldeguer then went to her mother’s house, Wagstaffe said, where her mom called 911 after noticing an injury to her daughter’s hand.
Aldeguer remains in custody on $500,000 bail.