According to a search warrant released by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department last week, 15-year-old Goleta resident Darrick Hernandez admitted to killing his mother, Tina Keglar of Lompoc, during his initial interview with investigators in early January. Keglar’s body, stabbed 45 times, was discovered the morning of January 3 off the side of Harris Grade Road in Lompoc. Hernandez is slated to be tried as an adult and is expected to be arraigned on February 28. Also charged with the murder and accessory after the fact is Keglar’s live-in boyfriend, Burton Metzger; he is also set to be arraigned on the 28th.
Originally published 8:30 a.m., February 9, 2006
Updated 11:35 a.m., February 20, 2006
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