Crime And Law

Suspected prostitute charged with killing man in his Riverside home

RIVERSIDE — A woman who police said is a suspected prostitute is accused of stabbing a man to death in his Riverside home Monday, according to police.

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Kendall Combs, 60, was found dead inside his home on Wendell Drive by a family member Monday around 3:30 p.m., Riverside police Maj. Matt Sturgeon said.

Sturgeon said Combs had been stabbed and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police later arrested Sarah Bierma, 38. She has been charged with two counts of murder and felonious assault. She’s expected to appear in Montgomery County Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing this afternoon, where her bond is expected to be set at $1 million, according to court records.

Bierma was armed with a knife when she was arrested, according to a police report.

Sturgeon said the preliminary investigation found that Bierma was a prostitute and Combs was a “John,” a term commonly used to describe a client of prostitution. However, Sturgeon said the arrangement between the two was unknown.

Police plan to present the case to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday for consideration of formal charges, Sturgeon said.

Additional details were not available. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.