Teen convicted of killing mom recaptured by cops after escaping California halfway house

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Apr 18, 2022, 5:08:12 AM4/18/22
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An “extremely dangerous” teenager who was convicted of killing his mother
in 2017 has been arrested after he escaped a California halfway house last
week, officials announced Sunday.

Ike Souzer, 18, removed his electronic monitoring bracelet hours after he
was transferred to a Santa Ana halfway house from the Theo Lacy Facility
in Orange on Wednesday, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s
Office.

He was arrested at a homeless encampment in Anaheim on Sunday by
undercover investigators, DA spokeswoman Kimberly Edds told The Post.

He’s currently being held in the Santa Ana city jail. He is expected to be
arraigned on Tuesday, however, it’s not clear at this time whether it
would be in juvenile court or regular court since he had been serving a
sentence for a juvenile crime, Ebb said.

Souzer — described as a high-functioning autistic teen from the city of
Garden Grove — was convicted of killing his mother, 48-year-old Barbara
Scheuer-Souzer, when he was just 13 years old. He stabbed her multiple
times with a knife and then left her on the ground outside their home to
die.

He was also convicted in December of attacking three correctional
officers, officials said.

He had been released to the halfway house 15 months early before his
sentence was set to expire on July 9, 2023, according to the DA’s office.

This is not Souzer’s first escape. In 2019, the teen climbed over the
fence of the Orange County juvenile detention center in the middle of the
night after he had somehow gotten on the facility’s roof before fleeing on
foot.

He was recaptured the same day at a McDonalds in Anaheim, where he was
peacefully taken into police custody

https://nypost.com/2022/04/17/convicted-killer-ike-souzer-recaptured-by-
cops-after-escaping-california-halfway-house/
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