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Son of Ventura couple stabbed to death tried to get intruder to leave

September 3, 2010 |  1:22 pm

The 9-year-old son of a Ventura County couple stabbed to death by an intruder last year attempted to get the man to leave by offering him his mother’s wallet from her purse.

Details of the night of May 20, 2009, when Brock and Davina Husted, who was pregnant, were stabbed to death in their beachfront home in the Faria Beach Colony were included in affidavits used to support Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives’ search warrants that were unsealed recently.

The Husteds' children, ages 9 and 11, were not physically harmed in the attack.

Jonathan Packer, 20, was arrested in April and charged with three counts of murder. His trial is scheduled for early next year.

The son told detectives that the intruder entered the home from the beach, armed with a gun but then grabbed a kitchen knife. The boy said he saw the man take his parents into a back room, promising “not to hurt the children,” then heard his mother scream. The intruder then left. The boy discovered his parents stabbed to death, awakened his sister, and they slipped out of the house and ran to a neighbor’s home.

-- Sam Quinones