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Accused Cabbie Attacker Ordered to State Mental Hospital

Attempted murder case against a 21-year-old Pacifica woman suspended until Aldeguer can aid in her own defense. She is accused of stabbing a cabbie in the neck in a March 16 carjacking.

A Pacifica woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a taxi driver during a bizarre carjacking incident earlier this year was ordered to a state mental hospital on Tuesday.

A San Mateo County criminal court judge committed Amanda Jenille Aldeguer, 21 to the custody of Napa State Hospital, where she is subject to forced medication if necessary until she is ready to participate in her own defense.

Aldeguer pulled a knife shortly and stabbed a cab driver in the neck while he was driving her home from Serramonte Shopping Center in Daly City in the alleged March 16 attack,  and then repeatedly stabbed the cabbie as he resisted, prosecutors said. She drove off in the cab after her alleged victim fled.

Police found a knife in the cab parked in a Pacifica park. A video camera installed in the cab recorded the attack, prosecutors said.  

Authorities responded to a call from Aldeguer's mother , who noticed wounds on her daughter's hand.

A judge declared Aldeguer incompetent to stand trial earlier this month based on the reports of two doctors.

Information in this report was provided by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

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