A San Rafael woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly hitting a child with a baseball bat and using a sharp weapon to slash the girl’s face from the top of her head to her chin, according to the Marin Independent Journal.
The 20-year-old woman, Merideida Glendy Paxtor, was booked into Marin County Jail in lieu of $50,000 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious bodily injury and inflicting injury on a child.
The early-morning arrest was the third in the last seven days that involved a baseball bat beating in Marin County.
San Rafael police Sgt. Mike Vergara told the Independent Journal the victim in Wednesday’s beating had a “falling out” with the girl roughly a month before the Tuesday afternoon incident.
The girl, whose age is not being release, had a quarter-inch-deep slash going from the top of her head down to her cheek.
A woman accused of slugging a sleeping man in the head with a baseball bat in Inverness on Monday was arrested in Guerneville the same night. Kelsey Lin Winterkorn, 26, was arrested at 10:40 p.m. on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She is also accused of ramming the victim’s car with her van as he fled to seek medical attention. Winterkorn is a roommate of the victim.
Sheriff's deputies found approximately 700 marijuana plants inside two buildings on the Inverness property, and an investigation is under way to determine a cause for the attack, Pittman said.
A man was arrested in Novato this week for allegedly beating a San Rafael man with a baseball bat last month. Jose Marco May-Santamaria allegedly hit a 34-year-old San Rafael man multiple times with a baseball bat in the parking lot in front of Le Selva taqueria, at 555 Francisco Blvd, on Feb. 23. May-Santamaria was arrested March 8 in Novato.