Son Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder After Stabbing Mother 15 Times - NBC 7 San Diego

Son Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder After Stabbing Mother 15 Times

Joseph Burks faces 25 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing his mother 15 times in July of 2017

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    A 30-year-old accused of stabbing his mother 15 times in the neck at their Clairemont home was found guilty of first-degree murder in court Monday.

    Prosecutors said Joseph Burks called 911 and admitted he stabbed his mother, Angela Burks, after a fight in July 2017. Video at the scene from an officer's body-body camera shows Burks coming out with his hands up. His hands and arms were covered in blood. No one else was found inside.

    Officers found Angela Burks, 58, bleeding inside a home on Mt. Putman Road at 7:16 p.m. Angela Burks taught science at Otay Ranch High School since 2003 when the school opened. She had been a teacher for 35 years.

    Joseph Burks faces 25 years to life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.