Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A Sylmar man who stabbed his mother to death with a large kitchen knife in their living room last year was sentenced Thursday to 21 years to life in state prison.

Freddie Sanchez, now 29, was convicted last month of second-degree murder for the March 25, 2014, death of his 58-year-old mother, Matilde Sanchez.

Jurors also found Sanchez guilty of assault with a deadly weapon on his father the night before the killing, along with violating a court order involving his plea to misdemeanor criminal threats involving his father.

Two of Sanchez’s uncles were at the house at the time of the crime and heard screaming, with one witnessing part of the stabbing.

On Oct. 2, jurors found that Sanchez was sane at the time of the crime.

— City News Service 

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