Vallejo woman killed in violent stabbing that injured son ID'd

Vallejo woman killed in stabbing attack that left her young son injured has been identified as 40-year-old Erica Bryan.

VALLEJO, Calif. -- A Vallejo woman killed early Saturday morning in an attack that also left her 5-year-old son injured has been identified as 40-year-old Erica Bryan, according to police.

Bryan and her son were found in a home on the 2000 block of Marin Street, west of Sonoma Boulevard, after a 1:52 a.m. call Saturday reporting an assault, a police official said.

They were injured from an apparent violent attack, police said.

The boy was taken to the trauma center of a Bay Area hospital where he was stabilized and is expected to survive his injuries, police said.

Bryan was transported from the scene for emergency treatment but she died on the way to a hospital, he said.

Detectives arrested a suspect in the attack, Vallejo resident Daryl Wakefield, 43, later that morning in East Vallejo. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and murder, police said.

Police said that Wakefield knew the female victim.

Wakefield is on parole for a burglary conviction and has a violent criminal history, according to police.
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