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Man who allegedly stabbed his mom to death now in Kern County

Posted: 12:58 PM, Oct 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-13 15:33:11Z
Man who allegedly stabbed his mom to death now in Kern County

UPDATE (Monday, Nov. 13): Matthew Jensen is set to appear in Kern County Superior Court on Tuesday. He now faces one count of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his mother. 

He was extradited from Mohave County, Arizona to Kern County on Friday. 


UPDATE (Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8:25 a.m.): Matthew Jensen will have an extradition hearing in a Mohave County court at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13. 


Matthew Jensen, the man who allegedly stabbed his own mother to death at their Tehachapi home, is set to appear in an Arizona court Monday afternoon. 

Matthew Jensen is accused of killing his mother on Oct. 24 at their home on Luana Drive in Tehachapi. 

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Jensen drove to Arizona and was pulled over on a traffic violation. According to KCSO, during the stop in Mohave County, Jensen told officials that he killed his mom. 

He was then taken into custody and was treated at a hospital in Kingman, Ariz., before being turned over to the jail. 

After he told Mohave County officials that he killed his mother, they informed KCSO, who searched the home Jensen and his mother, Barbara Jensen Teague, lived in together. KCSO officials found the body of the 75-year-old with multiple stab wounds. 

Jensen is set to appear in a Mohave Superior Court at 4:30 p.m. Monday where, according to the court clerk, he will see a judge "on a fugitive warrant". 

Jensen will be extradited to Kern County after a hearing in Mohave County. It's not known if his extradition hearing will take place today.