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Son charged with murder of mother in Grover Beach extradited to SLO Co.

Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 22:32:48-05

An Indiana man charged with the murder of his mother in Grover Beach is now in custody in San Luis Obispo County.

Jail records show Levente Laszlo Lazar was booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail Thursday evening after being extradited from Bloomington, Indiana.

The 26-year-old was arrested Nov. 6 following a joint investigation by the Grover Beach Police Department and San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Lazar’s mother, Athena Valentiny, 64, was stabbed to death in her home on or around Oct. 24, authorities said.

Her body was discovered Oct. 25 during a welfare check at the home on the 200 block of South 9th Street.

Valentiny had worked at the California Men’s Colony as a licensed vocational nurse since 2013, according to CMC officials. She started with the Department of Corrections in 2011.

Police say the murder was premeditated, although a possible motive has not been released by authorities.

A search warrant was also executed.

Lazar is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

Athena Valentiny
Athena Valentiny