A 52-year-old man was charged Thursday with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in a Garden Grove motel.

Kennedy Anthony Audain was charged with murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon.

Audain is accused of killing 50-year-old Leticia Mahe of Santa Ana just before 5:45 a.m. Wednesday in a Motel 6 in the 12000 block of Trask Ave., according to Garden Grove police Lt. Mario Martinez.

The motive for the stabbing was not immediately known.

Audain was on probation at the time of the stabbing. He pleaded guilty June 7 to assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and contempt of court for disobeying a restraining order, all misdemeanors, and was sentenced to 76 days in jail.

As part of that case, Audain was charged with stalking and stalking with a restraining order a law enforcement officer, but those felony counts were dismissed May 24, according to court records.

Audain pleaded guilty to a felony count of stalking April 25, 2019, and was sentenced to 210 days in jail and placed on three years of formal probation then. He pleaded guilty to felony resisting an officer and misdemeanor criminal threats Oct. 2, 2018, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and placed on three years probation.

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