Murder Suspect Who Had Called Police to Say He Killed His Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

Published : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 6:44 PM

A Pasadena man who police said called them on September 24 to say he had killed his mother has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge arising from the incident.

Alex Edward Evans, 30, was arraigned Wednesday at the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Richard Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, said Evans pleaded not guilty to the charge of one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon.

The suspect is due back in court on November 1 for preliminary hearing, Santiago added.

The Pasadena Police Department said officers responded to a call “from a man stating he killed his mother” on September 24.

“Police dispatch kept the suspect on the line while officers responded to the scene,” the statement said.

Officers found the victim, Katrina Evans, in a home in the 1000 block of North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. Prosecutors said the victim died from multiple stab wounds.

That night, the woman’s son was arrested, police said.

Evans faces 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is scheduled at more than $2 million.

Deputy District Attorney Lindley Heher is prosecuting the case.



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