Burbank teacher killed, son arrested for murder

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner


BURBANK, Calif. – A Burbank man is behind bars after he allegedly killed his own mother. 

It happened Tuesday around 10 p.m. at their home in the 800 block of N. Avon Street, according to police. 

The victim, 57-year-old Karyn Lombardo, died during a fight in the home, which she shared with her son, 25-year-old Kyle Lombardo, and her husband, police said.

An investigation led to Kyle Lombardo’s arrest for suspicion of murder based on information and evidence obtained at the scene, according to officials. He is being held on $2 million bail.  

A motive is unknown and it is not clear if the husband was home during the crime. 

Karyn Lombardo was a longtime Burbank Unified School District teacher, most recently at Bret Harte Elementary.

“Over the course of her highly accomplished career, Ms. Lombardo touched the lives of thousands of students, parents, and colleagues, who will be mourning this loss in the days to come,” Superintendent John Paramo wrote in a message to district families on Wednesday. “Her dedication, warmth, and passion for teaching touched many students and colleagues’ lives. Her profound impact and loss on this community will be deeply felt throughout the city of Burbank.”

According to Paramo, Lombardo joined the district in 1990, teaching bilingual classes at Joaquin Miller Elementary School. She transferred to Bret Harte in 1993, teaching kindergarten and performing arts.

Counselors were made available to students and staff at the school following news of her death, the superintendent said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Burbank Police detectives at 818-238-3210.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.