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Man arrested on suspicion of killing mother in Chula Vista home

Posted at 6:27 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 15:28:27-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man was arrested in connection with the death of his mother in a Chula Vista home, police said Tuesday.

Just before 7:20 p.m. Monday, Chula Vista police said they received an emergency call from a woman who reported that she was being attacked by her son in a home in the 900 block of Merced River Road. During the call, dispatchers heard screaming in the background, according to police.

Officers arrived at the home to find 28-year-old Glen Hammitt standing in the driveway of the house, covered with blood and holding a picture frame. He attempted to run away, but officers were able to grab him and took him into custody.

According to police, Hammitt told officers, “She’s dead,” in reference to his mother.

Police said Hammitt struck an officer in the head with the frame during the arrest. The officer suffered some cuts to his forehead after being hit and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The officer’s injuries were not considered to be serious.

A woman identified as 54-year-old Gloria San Miguel was found lying on the living room floor in the house. Police said San Miguel “was unresponsive with serious signs of trauma on her body” and she “appeared to have been stabbed and also beaten from a violent attack.”

San Miguel was taken to the hospital but died from her injuries, according to police.

Police stated the investigation is ongoing, but investigators determined Hammitt “suffered from past mental health issues.”

According to police, Hammitt admitted to investigators that he killed his mother.

Hammitt was booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of homicide and felony assault on a peace officer.