A Delano kindergarten teacher and her husband were found shot to death early Saturday in a northwest Bakersfield home, and the man arrested on suspicion of two counts of homicide later the same day is the woman’s son, a Bakersfield Police Department spokesman said.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the dead man and woman as Christopher Tare Higginbotham and Kim Higginbotham, both 48 and from Bakersfield.
Kim Higginbotham was a 16-year teacher with the Delano Union School District and one of four kindergarten teachers at Princeton Street Elementary School in Delano, a district spokesman told The Bakersfield Californian.
Princeton Street school Principal Mark Ruiz and Delano Union Superintendent Rosalina Rivera informed school staff members of Higginbotham’s death before classes began on Monday.
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