Long Beach, CA – Police say a teacher was sitting in a chair watching her elementary students play when her son-in-law walked up and fatally stabbed her in the neck.
On Friday afternoon, 53-year-old Kellye Taylor was sitting in a chair at Orizaba Park across the street from Huntington Academy. Every Friday, her young students are allowed to play in the park as part of a weekly outing. What should have been some fun in the park turned into a nightmare when Taylor’s son-in-law, 50-year-old Steven Brown, walked up to Taylor and stabbed her in the neck.
“She was sitting inside of a folding chair, just inside of that concrete bench, when the suspect came up from behind and stabbed her,” said Sgt. Aaron Eaton with the Long Beach Police Department.
This cowardly attack was done in full view of Taylor’s students, some of whom ran back to alert Taylor’s younger sister, Pamela Huffman, who also works at the school. “All I could do was run to her. I saw her slip away. I knew she wasn’t going to make it,” Huffman said.
Witnesses to the attack pointed out Brown to responding police and he was apprehended a few blocks away. No official motive has been given for the attack, but there was friction between Taylor and Brown over Taylor having custody of Brown’s four children. Brown is currently being held in Long Beach Jail on $1 million bail.Tags: California, Crime, school, stabbing Kellye Taylor, Steven Brown, students