By Jim Welte
The Marin City man who was shot by U.S. Park Police after heallegedly killed his mother Friday was released from the hospital Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, assaulting a police officer and animal cruelty, Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said.
Carlos Aldana, 22, was released Wednesday from San Francisco General Hospital, where he'd been since being shot by U.S. Park Policein the aftermath of the incident. Aldana was then was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of his 44-year-old mother Rosa Aldana, 44. He is being held without bail.
The animal cruelty charge was added on an allegation that Aldana stabbed his mother's pit bull and the dog later died, Berberian said.
Aldana is charged with fatally stabbing his mother Rosa Aldana in her apartment on Cole Drive in Marin City. Her body was found after Marin County sheriff's deputies received a request around 11:10 p.m. Friday to check on her welfare, Scardina said.
A person who had returned to the apartment before deputies arrived noticed the front living room was completely covered in blood and called 911, Scardina said.
The California Highway Patrol then received a report about a man covered in blood boarding a San Francisco-bound Golden Gate Transit bus at Donahue Street in Marin City.
U.S. Park Police located the bus at Fillmore and Chestnut streets in San Francisco. When the blood-covered rider got off the bus, he threatened the officers with a knife. Officers then shot the man, later identified as Aldana, several times, Scardina said. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
Detectives are interviewing witnesses and family members to determine a motive for the slaying, Scardina said.
Carlos Aldana is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning before Judge James Chou in Marin County Superior Court.
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