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Paragraph 7 reads: "Family friends said DeWitt was suffering from depression and had been battling Valley Fever. They said he had recently stopped taking his anti-depressant medication and was not into the occult, even though he told the 911 operator he was possessed by the devil.


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Teen murder and suicide under investigation
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Posted 8/23/06
BAKERSFIELD - Police are investigating a suspected murder suicide involving an 18-year-old man and his 46-year-old mother.

Bakersfield Police say they received a phone call from the teen who said he was possessed by the devil and has killed his mother. During the call, the man also makes suicidal comments.

Officials went to a house in the 8200 block of Sargent Way and found a 46-year-old Donna DeWitt.

About an hour later, police were notified by the Highway Patrol that there was a fatal crash on the railroad tracks near Golden State Highway and Norris Road. Officials said a car drove off the road and landed upside down.

Police identified the driver as Solon DeWitt, 18, the teen who made the terrifying 911 call.

DeWitt used to attend Stockdale High School, but was expelled in 2004. One former classmate said she was surprised by the violent actions.

Family friends said DeWitt was suffering from depression and had been battling Valley Fever. They said he had recently stopped taking his anti-depressant medication and was not into the occult, even though he told the 911 operator he was possessed by the devil.

Neighbors said they didn't know Donna DeWitt that well. They said she seemed like a very nice woman. They said she and her fiancé were to be married next month.

Details of how Solon DeWitt killed have not been released, but the coroner’s office said a gun was found with the teenager.

A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday night for both Donna and Solon, at their house in southwest Bakersfield. It will start at 8 p.m.