Long Beach Man Charged with Murder of his Children's Mother

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A Long Beach man was charged with murder Thursday following the fatal stabbing of the mother of his children in April, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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Ngounsay Keo, 59, was charged with one felony count of murder and two felony counts of making criminal threats, officials stated. The felony complaint includes a knife allegation.

Police responded to a home on the 1200 block of Stanley Avenue on April 13 where they found Keo armed with a knife and suffering from an apparent self-inflicted stab wound, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). After officers eventually detained the defendant they found a woman in a bedroom dead from an apparent stab wound to her upper torso, police officials stated.


She was identified as 40-year-old Los Angeles resident Karina Duch. Authorities said Keo and Duch were in a relationship for about 23 years and have two children together, ages 14 and seven.

Keo is scheduled back in court on July 28 for a pre-preliminary hearing at the Long Beach Courthouse. If convicted as charged he faces a maximum possible sentence of 29 year and eight months to life in state prison.

The LBPD is investigating the case.

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