Merced woman accused of attacking relative with a machete

FRESNO, Calif. -- A North Valley woman, accused of attacking a family member with a machete, was arrested on Wednesday.

Investigators say 28-year-old Marcella Martinez attacked her brother-in-law while he was sleeping Wednesday afternoon at a home near 12th and Martin Luther King Avenue in Merced.

The victim suffered serious cuts to his arms, but is expected to survive. Investigators are looking into the motive.