By Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a Houston-area school board member has been fatally stabbed at her home and her 22-year-old son was charged with the slaying.

Harris County court records show Blake Jefferson was arrested Friday on a murder charge, with bond at $50,000.

Officials say 48-year-old Dedre Jefferson was vice president of the Alief (AY’-leef) Independent School District board and an ex-teacher. The district released a statement of condolences following her death.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Beall says the woman was talking to her own mother early Friday when she said her son was acting strangely. Beall says the victim then screamed that her son was stabbing her.

The suspect’s grandmother found the body. Blake Jefferson was caught in a nearby residence.

Online records didn’t immediately list an attorney to speak for him.



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