Teen accused of killing mother who escaped from O.C. juvenile hall recaptured
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Ike Souzer

By Tracy Bloom, Chip Yost, Brian Day, and Kimberly Chang, KTLA

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 15-year-old boy who escaped from an Orange County juvenile hall while awaiting trial in the fatal stabbing of his mother was recaptured Friday night, authorities said.

Ike Souzer fled the facility -- located at 331 The City Dr. S in Orange -- at approximately 12:11 a.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which is assisting probation officers in the search for the escaped teen.

Authorities on Friday afternoon released surveillance video showing a 15-year-old boy after he escaped from Orange County Juvenile Hall overnight amid the search for the teen, who stands accused of killing his mother.

Souzer managed to escape from single-story unit where he was housed, somehow ending up outside the locked room where he had been in at one point, said Orange County Chief Probation Officer Steve Sentman.

"He had gained access to outside of the housing unit, then gained access to a roof," Sentman said. "Juvenile Hall staff did see him on the roof and immediately began security protocol."

The teen then climbed over a fence and left the facility.

Some of the escape can be seen in surveillance video that was released by the Sheriff's Department following a mid-afternoon news conference amid the intense search.

Sentman noted this was the first escape from the facility that he was aware of in the past two decades.

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