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Escort stabbed her mom to death on Facebook Live: cops

A blood-soaked California escort was busted still holding the knife she used to murder her mom — which she streamed on Facebook Live, according to cops.

Hours before the brutal murder Monday, Tonantzyn Oris Beltran, 28, had gone with her mom to a Santa Rosa police station to get back her car after it was impounded after an earlier chase, cops said.

She was allowed to leave even though an officer said she was too mentally unstable to drive — and she filmed herself waving an opened pocket knife, according to the Press Democrat.

Cops were then called about 5 p.m. Monday after Beltran’s 55-year-old mom, Olivia Lucia Beltran Pacheco, was filmed being attacked and stabbed to death at home, San Rafael cops said.

“Initial calls of the incident came from both witnesses at the scene and those who viewed the Facebook Live video,” police said.

Tonantzyn Oris Beltran has been charged with on one count of murder after being found clutching a knife next to her mother’s body, police said. Jam Press

Cops found the daughter “on a balcony holding a knife in her hand, standing next to a stabbed female victim, and her clothes soaked in blood,” cops said.

After she failed to respond to commands, another team of officers broke through the front door and collared the knife-wielding daughter, police said.

Olivia Lucia Beltran Pacheco was allegedly stabbed to death live on Facebook. Jam Press

Her mother suffered “numerous stab wounds” and was rushed to a local hospital, where surgeons were unable to “overcome the extensive life-threatening injuries.” The mom — a well-known community activist who helped migrants — died about 90 minutes later.

“In the last moment of her life — only God knows what happened in that moment, but she passed away loving her daughters,” longtime friend Dario D’Arrigo, the host of the Spanish-language TV show “Encuentro Latino,” told the Mercury News.

Police confirmed that they “learned that this incident had been broadcast by Beltran via Facebook Live. Detectives worked with Meta/Facebook and had the video taken down.”

Beltran was arrested on one count of murder and was being held without bail at the Marin County jail, where online inmate records list her occupation as “escort.” 

Olivia Lucia Beltran Pacheco Jam Press

A motive for the crime is still under investigation.

However, the incident hours earlier in the lobby of a police station in Santa Rosa showed clear concerns about the suspect’s mental health.

As Beltran tried to get back her car, an officer commented on how she either had “some mental-health issues” or something “else going on, like alcohol and narcotics,” according to a video Beltran recorded seen by the Press Democrat.

She was seen displaying a pocket knife at the station and filming an officer’s service weapon, saying: “Look at that nice pistol.”

Highlands of Marin apartments, where the killing took place. Jam Press

Another video that Beltran shared online Monday shows Pacheco pleading with her to calm down while they sat in her mother’s parked vehicle, according to the Mercury News.

“You got to stop hurting yourself and putting yourself in harm’s way,” the mom reportedly tells her.

Those videos were being reviewed as part of the investigation, police said.

The Santa Rosa police department said it is also investigating the officer’s decision to allow Beltran and her mom to leave the precinct given his concerns for her mental well-being.

However, in an initial review of footage “the sergeant’s actions were not deemed to be improper, nor did they violate department policy, therefore a formal personnel inquiry is not warranted,” police spokesperson Sgt. Patricia Seffens told the Mercury News.

Beltran appeared Thursday in Marin County Superior Court, where she sat calmly and made no statements, the outlet reported.

Her public defender, Peter Arian, asked Judge Geoffrey Howard for more time before an arraignment, which was delayed until Feb. 2.

Beltran recently described her history of drug abuse and mental health issues in an online blog, where she said she began drinking booze she found in a house where she was staying at age 4, the Mercury News reported.

“Drugs gave me escape, relief, false happiness, they were like a self-medicating bandage,” she said, according to the outlet.

“I was homeless for a while, because I felt very hateful toward my mother. I did not know where that came from. But I couldn’t change that feeling, even though she seems like a saint and always loved me immensely,” Beltran added in the post.

In November, Beltran worked briefly as a translator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness center in Marin County, executive director Lou Enge told the outlet.

“This has hit the community pretty hard because this family has a long history of service work, particularly translating to enable the Spanish-speaking community to receive services,” Enge said.

Pacheco was a community activist who assisted immigrants and residents in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

The mother worked as a loan assistant at Marin County Federal Credit Union, an outreach coordinator and bilingual associate director at the Canal Welcome Center, and as an organizer for the Grassroots Leadership Network of Marin, according to the outlet.

D’Arrigo, the TV host friend, said he’d known Pacheco for two decades and last saw her just before the holidays.  

“I’m still in shock. I can’t believe that I can’t see her anymore,” D’Arrigo told the Mercury News.

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