Son accused of killing mother breaks down in court

The son accused of stabbing to death his own mother last week was in court Monday morning.

HOUSTON – The son accused of stabbing to death his own mother last week broke down  in court Monday morning.

Blake Jefferson was wailing and sobbing as a security guard escorted him out of the courtroom

Police say his mother Dedre was on the phone with her mother early Friday when  Blake stabbed her several times. 

Authorities found Dedre dead in the garage of her southwest Houston townhome, and her son hiding in a neighbor’s closet.

Friends and family reported Blake had been acting strangely recently.

“He had been having visions. He had been having communication he felt with The Lord. I felt that I should meet with him immediately,” said Pastor Gregg Patrick.

Police believe Blake was on drugs at the time of the murder.

The 22-year-old suspect was a recent graduate of Texas Southern University and had a job, the pastor told KHOU 11 News.

Dedre Jefferson was a trustee on the Alief School Board and a respected teacher.

“The family is deeply saddened and shocked and at this time and we’re in search of answers,” said family attorney and longtime friend Toni Jones. “She’s a mother, a daughter, a cousin, an aunt.”  “Everybody loved Dedre, Dedre loved everybody.”

The district is holding a memorial for her Monday at 6 p.m.


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