CSUN graduate sentenced in the 2009 murder of his mother

Abbey Seltzer

A former CSUN student was sentenced Monday to 17-years to life in a state mental hospital for the 2009 murder of his mother.

A judge ruled in October that CSUN math graduate John Soria, 26, had committed the second-degree murder of Carmen Soria, 47, but found him not guilty by reason of insanity.

Carmen Soria died in her home from multiple stab wounds, according to the coroner’s reports. John Soria, then 23, beat, strangled, and stabbed his mother with a knife and fork in 2009, according to a report by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

“He had no previous mental health issues or had ever had any previous criminal records,” said LAPD Detective Humberto Fajardo, who was in charge of the case, to the Daily Sundial in 2009.

Soria will be committed to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, Patch.com reported.