HOUSTON (AP) — A college student has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 fatal stabbing of his mother who served on a Houston-area school board.

A judge in Houston on Wednesday ruled 23-year-old Blake Jefferson must be confined to a state hospital and under the care of mental health experts.

The Associated Press

The Texas Southern University student had been charged with murder in last December’s slaying of his mom, 48-year-old Dedre Jefferson, at her home.

The victim was vice president of the Alief Independent School District board and a former teacher.

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