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Son Convicted for Murdering His 75-year-old Mother

DATE:  October 15, 2015

CASE:  John Matta

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Sheri Greco, Homicide Unit

Fifty-four-year-old John Matta was convicted by jury of the first-degree murder of his mother.

On May 18, 2014, John Matta killed 75-year-old Janet Matta in their Antelope home.  Matta beat and choked his mother to death.  She died from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.  John Matta had a documented history of elder abuse against his mother. 

Matta faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for November 17, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in Department 39 before the Honorable David Abbott.


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