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Son guilty of mom’s murder

AN ANAHEIM man has been convicted of second degree murder in the beating death of his mother (Shutterstock).

An Anaheim man will be sentenced next month in the death of his mother in the aftermath of a brutal incident on May 23, 2017.

According to the APD, Seth White will be sentenced in April. He was convicted on Feb. 16 of second degree murder in the death of Karen White, 58.


Anaheim police say that officers responded to reports of screams from a woman and the sound of a fight inside a mobile home. When they arrived, they found a female victim struggling to breathe and suffering from extensive head trauma. She was taken to a local hospital and placed on life support.

Patrol officers located her son, Seth, who was 18 at the time.They determined he was the suspect in his mother’s assault and placed him under arrest. He confessed to detectives that he had attacked his mother with a baseball bat after an argument.

On April 1, 2018, she succumbed to her injuries. She had been a corrections officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assigned to the California Institute for Men in Chino. She had worked for the department since November 1996.

Sgt. Eric Michaelsen led the investigation and was assisted by personnel from patrol, forensic detail and the rest of the homicide detail.

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