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Man Arrested for Stabbing Dead his 78-Year-Old Mother in Woodside

67-14 41st Ave. Woodside

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A Woodside man has been arrested for the murder of his 78-year-old mother who was found stabbed to death inside the family home Friday, police said.

David Galicia, 48, has been charged with the murder of Camelita Cabansag, who died after being stabbed in the head and the hand with a knife inside 67-14 41st Ave., according to police.

On April 24, police responded to a 911 call at around 7:50 a.m. that a woman was unconscious inside the family home.

Upon arrival, police found the Cabansag unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to her body.

EMS declared her dead on the scene.

Galicia was charged Friday evening with murder in the second degree, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

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