Anaheim Man Convicted in Fatal Assault of His Mother in 2017
Above: File photo of Seth White
ANAHEIM – A man has been found guilty of second-degree murder for the fatal assault of his mother in May 2017, according to a press release by Anaheim PD.
Seth White was initially arrested by Anaheim police officers after they responded to a report of a female heard screaming and the sound of a fight inside a mobile home.
When officers arrived, they reportedly found 58-year-old Karen White suffering from extensive head trauma and struggling to breathe. She was transported to a local hospital and remained on life support until she passed away on April 1, 2018.
Karen White was a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation corrections officer assigned to the California Institute for Men in Chino. She had worked for the department since November 1996, police said.
Seth White (18 at the time), who was found near the crime scene, was identified as the primary suspect in his mother’s assault and placed under arrest. He later confessed to detectives that he had attacked his mother with a baseball bat following an argument, police said.
After a lengthy investigation and trial, Seth has been found guilty of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to be sentenced in April of this year. Sergeant Michaelsen led the investigation with assistance from personnel from patrol, Forensic Detail, and investigators in the department’s Homicide Detail.
Domestic violence can have deadly consequences, and it is crucial that anyone who is experiencing abuse reach out for help. There are resources available for victims of domestic violence, including hotlines, shelters, and counseling services.