Siskiyou County woman charged with murder attempt in fight

An 18-year-old Yreka woman is jailed on an attempted murder charge stemming from her alleged attack of another 18-year-old woman at a party in the woods near Mount Shasta this weekend.

Prisinda Susan Millan was arrested Sunday afternoon in Mount Shasta after investigators unraveled the details of an attack that sent a Mount Shasta resident to the hospital with a broken nose and facial injuries, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said in a release today.

At about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta where a young woman was being treated for facial injuries after a fight at a party.

She told investigators that a group of young people were gathered around a campfire, drinking and talking. A man she identified as Millan's boyfriend grabbed her buttocks and she yelled at him not to do that.

Moments later, Millan approached the young woman, and, without warning, hit her in the face with a rock, knocking her to the ground, police said. Millan then kicked the woman on the ground and jumped on top of her, straddling her body and punching her while calling her names and shouting that she was going to die, the victim told police.

The victim said she must have lost consciousness because the next thing she remembered was being in a friend's car on the way to the hospital.

The woman was treated and has since been released, Gravenkamp said.

Millan remains jailed until she appears in Siskiyou County Superior Court for arraignment later this week, Gravenkamp said.

— Anita Burke

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