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Walnut woman guilty in stabbing death of husband; also fatally stabbed the family dog

A 46-year-old Walnut woman was found guilty May 12 of second-degree murder, cruelty to an animal and corporal injury to a spouse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

A jury found Socorro Mora guilty of killing her estranged husband several weeks after she fatally stabbed the family dog.

George Mora, a 47-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Oct. 19, 2011, at a home in the 21600 block of Brookside Court in Walnut, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Shortly before 9 a.m., deputies were called to the residence and found Socorra Mora in the frontyard with multiple stab wounds, according to L.A. County sheriff's officials.

When deputies entered the home, they discovered George Mora dead of apparent stab wounds.

According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Taraneh Saba, George Mora was stabbed 33 times and Socorro Mora’s 22 stab wounds were self-inflicted.

Socorro Mora was arrested on suspicion of murder five days after the killing.

Mora is due back in court for sentencing on June 24.

-- Maloy Moore

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