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Son Arrested For Stabbing Death Of Mother In Ventura County

A Ventura County man has been arrested for the stabbing death of his mother. Police and firefighters were called to a home on Woodlawn Drive in Thousand Oaks February 4th by reports of someone not breathing. They found Nancy Schneider and her son Christopher with stab wounds. The 66 year old woman died a short time later at a hospital.

Her 31 year old son was in the hospital for a few days, but is recovering from his wounds.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say the two got into an argument, and the son stabbed and fatally wounded his mother. They say he then stabbed himself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.