A man in Los Angeles has been arrested for allegedly murdering his mother and 6-year-old nephew in the 1800 block of 11th Place in the Westlake district. In a press release on Friday from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old David Cordoba was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

In a report from ABC7 News, Cordoba killed his mother, Maria Rodas and his nephew Alan, by stabbing them both to death on Dec. 21. Cordoba’s brother Erick, who is also Alan’s father, had arrived at the house to pick up the boy but was also stabbed by Cordoba. He was taken for treatment at a local hospital and survived minor injuries.

The bodies of the mother and the boy were found around 10:30 pm after Cordoba had fled the home. Police say the fatal stabbing occurred after a family dispute had ensued.

The suspect had been on the run for weeks since but was arrested Wednesday night around 10 p.m. at the intersection of 3rd and Berendo streets in Los Angeles. 

Cordoba was arraigned on Monday and is being held on a $5million bail. If he convicted as charged, the suspect could face up to 39 years to life in a state prison.

Meanwhile, GoFundMe campaigns have been set up for Rodas and Alan.  The boy's mother shared in an update that her family has buried and laid her little boy to rest, People.com wrote.

"Today we laid Alan to rest thanks to all of you," she wrote on the campaign page which has raised nearly $50,000.

"It's really painful to sit here and think this is my reality right now and my son is no longer here."

In another fund campaign Rodas' daughter had written that the family was raising money to be able to bury Rodas in Guatemala, where she was born. As of Monday, the campaign had raised more than $17,000 out of its fund goal of  $45,000.

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