34-year-old man charged with murder in death of his mother in Laguna Beach

A 34-year-old Laguna Beach man was charged Tuesday with killing his mother in the mobile house where they both lived.

Matthew Bryson McDonald was scheduled to be arraigned in the prison courtroom in Santa Ana on a murder cost, with a sentencing enhancement for the individual use a lethal tool.

He was being held on $1 million bond.

The slaying of Megan Estes Hampton, 61, was reported to the Laguna Coastline Cops Division at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, after next-door neighbors located her dead inside the house in the Laguna Terrace Mobile Park neighborhood at 30802 Shore Highway, across the road from the Mosaic Hotel.

“Neighbors listened to yelling and screaming as well as entered to look at the female as well as located her dead,” Farinella said on Sunday. “They gave us a summary of a guy that might have been family who had been staying with her.”

The next-door neighbors also described the vehicle McDonald may have been driving, as well as around midday Orange County Sheriff’s replacements drew him over in San Clemente as well as took him right into safekeeping.

Farinella stated Hampton was well-known by her neighbors and also shows up to have actually resided in the mobile home neighborhood for concerning 4 years. McDonald resided in the mobile house with his mom, she said.

Though neighbors had actually listened to saying previously, Farinella said, Laguna Coastline police never ever previously had actually been contacted us to the house.

“It’s really depressing,” Farinella claimed. “Nothing prior to ever before shown any violence.”

Hampton is survived by numerous brother or sisters.

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