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California Woman Accused of Fatally Stabbing Her Mother While Streaming on Facebook Live

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Jan. 12 2024, Published 10:03 a.m. ET

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A California woman has been arrested after she allegedly stabbed her mother to death while livestreaming the fatal attack on Facebook, authorities alleged.

Around 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, officers and paramedics responded to an apartment building in San Rafael in reference to a fight and stabbing, according to the San Rafael Police Department.

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Calls reportedly came in to police from witnesses and those who viewed a video of the stabbing on Facebook Live, officials said.

Responding officers found 28-year-old Tonantzyn Beltran standing on her apartment's rear balcony holding a knife in her hand next to her mother, officials said.

The victim, identified as 55-year-old Olivia Lucia Beltran Pacheco by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, sustained multiple stab wounds and her clothes were soaked in blood.

She was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

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At the scene, officers forced entry into the apartment and they took Beltran into custody.

Officials said they have contacted Meta to get the alleged video of the stabbing taken down.

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According to authorities, the suspect “produced content on many social media platforms” — including a video in the lobby of the Santa Rosa Police Department.

A friend of the victim said the victim was a passionate activist who spent years fighting for affordable housing and immigrant rights, KNTV-TV reported.

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“She was a community leader and a fighter, she always fought for social justice,” the friend said.

The friend added that the victim was a mother of two daughter and had tried to help the suspect through alleged mental health issues for years, according to KNTV-TV.

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