Transient freed in lieu of bail accused of stabbing woman to death

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RIVERSIDE  - A transient accused of fatally stabbing a 64-year-old woman as she walked her dogs on a Riverside street made her initial court appearance today. Darlene Stephanie Montoya, 23, was arrested Saturday after the alleged attack on Ke Chieh Meng of Riverside and is charged with murder and a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon -- a knife -- in the commission of a felony. According to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback, Meng was walking her two small canines on Golden Avenue, near Stonewall Drive, when she was approached about 7 a.m. last Saturday. "Ms. Meng ... was randomly confronted and attacked by the suspect," Railsback said. "During the attack, Ms. Meng was stabbed, and the suspect fled the scene.'' Witnesses called 911, and paramedics reached the l
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