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News Release

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Son Stabs Mom to Death

Los Angeles:  Police are investigating the murder of a 47-year-old mother, killed at the hands of her own son, in their home in the 22100 block of James Alan Circle

On February 22, 2009, at around 10:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Officers from Devonshire Division responded to a radio call of a death investigation with suspicious circumstances.  When they arrived Los Angeles Fire Department personnel had pronounced Carmen Soria, 47 years of age, dead.  She had suffered multiple stab wounds.  

Devonshire Homicide Detectives responded to the scene.  Their investigation centered on the victim’s son, John Soria, 23-years-old.  He was subsequently arrested for murder and booked into Van Nuys Jail.  Soria is being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detectives Jeffrey Sandefur or Humberto Fajardo at 818-832-0537.  During off-hours calls may be directed to our 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.