Man who stabbed mother more than 40 times in Ocean Beach condo is sentenced to life without parole

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Daniel Chase McKibben, 39 was shot by La Mesa police a day after the 2019 slaying.


A man who stabbed his mother more than 40 times, took her jewelry and wallet and left her body in an Ocean Beach condominium was sentenced Oct. 6 to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Daniel Chase McKibben, 39, pleaded guilty in San Diego County Superior Court to murder in the death of 59-year-old Heidi Green and admitted special circumstances of robbery and torture — an allegation arising from the dozens of stab wounds to her head, face and neck, Deputy District Attorney Kristie Nikoletich said.

Green’s body was found May 1, 2019, in the garage of a condominium on Niagara Avenue. Green lived in Los Angeles but owned the Ocean Beach condo as a rental property.

According to authorities, McKibben’s brother had driven to Ocean Beach from Los Angeles County to check on their mother after she left a troubling message. The brother forced his way into the garage and found her dead.

The man also saw his brother running from the home. San Diego police started looking for Daniel McKibben as a suspect in the slaying.

The next day, McKibben was shot in a hand and shoulder after he brandished a knife during an encounter with La Mesa police.


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