El Cajon man gets 25 years to life for murdering mother, stabbing brother

Posted at 11:21 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 14:22:19-05
EL CAJON, Calif. -- An El Cajon man convicted by a jury of murdering his mother while she slept more than two years ago, then stabbing and seriously wounding his younger half-brother, was sentenced Friday. 
Mohammed Raad Agab, 22, received two separate sentences from a San Diego County Superior Court judge Friday. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, plus one year, for the murder of his mother. He was also sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole, plus four years, for the stabbing that wounded his younger brother. Both sentences can be served concurrently, the judge ruled. 
In the early morning hours of May 30, 2014, Agab stabbed his 39-year-old mother, Majida, multiple times with a kitchen knife in an unprovoked attack. He then subsequently stabbed his 14-year-old brother.
Officers responding to the 500 block of Ballantyne Street found the mortally wounded woman on a staircase. The teenage victim was found in a parking lot at the complex, also suffering from serious stab wounds.
A jury found Agab guilty last month of first-degree murder and attempted murder. 
During the trial, prosecutors revealed that he confessed to the crimes just hours after they happened. Video showed him calling his mother a devil and saying he still planned to kill his half-brother.