Man Arrested for Murder of his Elderly Mother

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John David Motta, 53, was arrested for the murder of his elderly mother.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept


Sheriff’s Department Communications Center received an incomplete 9-1-1 call from an Antelope home, and the line disconnected before sheriffs could get the full story.

Sheriffs received the call around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and the caller said he had an altercation with his mother at the home, and the line disconnected.

The call came from Silk Tree Way in Antelope, near Watt Avenue.

When police arrived, they found a dead woman, 75, inside the home. Deputies detained the man who was the only other occupant and resident of the home.

John David Matta, 53, has been arrested for the murder of his elderly mother. The reasons surrounding the altercation remain unknown at this time. The identity and cause of death of the elderly woman are unavailable at this time.

Anyone having information related to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS.

Greg Cotta filed this report.

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