Man stabbed to death at Santa Maria senior living park

June 20, 2018

With the Marilyn Pharis murder trial ongoing in Santa Maria, another elderly person was killed Tuesday night in the crime-plagued northern Santa Barbara County city. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly before 11 p.m., an unknown suspect or suspects stabbed Thomas Dutart, 82, to death, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. The stabbing occurred at the La Maria Mobile Home Park, a community for people age 55 and up that is located at 1701 South Thornburg Street.

Dutart was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. Police say the motive for the stabbing is unknown.

The victim was reportedly an active community member who had previously served as the president of the Santa Maria Valley Senior Citizens Club Board of Directors. Dutart’s Facebook profile shows he was a musician.

Police are currently asking the public for help obtaining information about the murder. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the police department at (805) 928-3781 x 2278 or call the tip line at (805) 928-3781 x 2677.

Tuesday’s fatal stabbing was the second homicide of 2018 in Santa Maria. In February, a 25-year-old man was also stabbed to death.

The murder of Dutart occurred as Victor Martinez is standing trial for the 2015 killing of Santa Maria woman Marilyn Pharis, a 64-year-old Air Force Veteran and Vandenberg Air Force Base employee. Martinez, an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported, allegedly broke into Pharis’s home while she was sleeping, then beat her with a hammer and raped her. Pharis died in the hospital eight days later.


Welcome to Santa Marijuna… I have not been their in years, use to love the Mall about once a month or so. Gottchalks, Sears, great smaller shops and get for school and holiday shopping. Now, you have friends that live down there and wish they could afford to move out of there and they say they cannot go out at night and drive into their garage, have fences, security and lighting all over their property and they live only about three blocks from City Hall, etc. What a shame!


82 year old man who served his community and look what your politicians gave him. Rot in hell you bleeding heart sons of bitches. You elected officials have turned a once nice community into a wetback gang infested wasteland. Call those of us who speak the truth racists all you want, but the facts are the facts and Toms blood is on your hands.. First with Marilyn and now another helpless individual. F’ing disgusting. SB county should take all the gun buy back weapons and hand them out to the elderly so they can defend themselves from these pigs.


When you use the term “wetback” no one has to call you racist, you call yourself out as one. It’s a derogatory and racist slur used to describe all that come here from south of the border, even the ones who come here legally, not just the small percentage of the criminal element that get here but all of them.

It’s interesting that the report says nothing about a suspect, no description, no nationality, place of birth, nada! Just another cub reporter here to remind us of Mrs. Pharis’s death at the hands of an illegal immigrant, and for what purpose? Nada!

What’s disturbing though Snoid, is the fact that you and so many, many, many more have been programmed by conservative journalism (is that an oxymoron considering the likes of Fox News is that segments prime source of information?) to react first without consideration of the facts that have yet to be determined; most would not only call that racist but pure unadulterated race based prejudice.

Do I have a “bleeding heart”? Yea I do, especially when it comes to demonizing a whole race of people just because of a few, and just like your POtuS, those who disagree with me have to call out my mother as a bitch! Go to hell!


Give me a break. . It’s your goddamn drug war that is causing these problems, not immigration. Democrats, Republicans, it doesn’t matter.. you’re all a bunch of statists that want to control other people. This fosters criminal behavior and limits access to the courts for solving problems through civil litigation. This is the result. Wake up and smell the coffee