VISTA (CNS) - Two gang members convicted in a 2005 shooting that killed an Oceanside teen and wounded another youth were each sentenced Monday to life prison terms.
Situe Toluao, 26, was sentenced to 114 years to life in prison by Vista Judge Timothy Casserly.
Co-defendant Peni Siulua, 27, was sentenced to 82 years to life behind bars.
The two were convicted of murder and attempted murder for the June 28, 2005, shooting in northeast Oceanside's Mesa Margarita neighborhood that killed 18-year-old Joaquin Pruitt and wounded then-19-year-old Sean Oates.
Authorities said the defendants were out for revenge against a rival gang for the shooting death 19 days earlier of 16-year-old Rusty Seau, a cousin of former Chargers and USC linebacker Junior Seau.
Neither Pruitt nor Oates were documented gang members, said Deputy District Attorney Terri Perez.
A crime scene DNA match has, at long last, allowed homicide detectives to determine who stabbed a La Jolla mother of two to death at her home four decades ago, San Diego police announced Thursday.
On Thursday, members of Your Voice Has Power – a group that opposes the release of sexually violent predators in east San Diego County - hosted a community event in opposition to the potential release of Alan Earl James.
The 2019 super bloom in Walker Canyon, which is attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the City of Lake Elsinore, is causing significant traffic congestion on Interstate 15 and surrounding roadways.
A few lingering morning showers dissipate by sunrise. Afternoon high temperatures warmer under mostly sunny skies. Saturday will be a little gusty and there is a small chance for some light rain.
Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips because they could be contaminated with metal pieces, the USDA announced Thursday. It was found after the USDA food safety inspectors received two complaints from customers.
A San Diego gym, Fitness is My Sickness (FIMS), is offering classes that are specifically geared toward the deaf and hard of hearing community.
On Thursday, fans were able to meet and greet with Mexican football legend Luis “El Matador” Hernandez at the Wells Fargo Museum in Old Town ahead of Friday’s Mexico vs Chile game.
Power outages across northern and central San Diego County left more than 7,000 homes and businesses temporarily without power Thursday.
While many locals have ventured north to find fields of poppies, plenty of springtime beauty is popping up all over San Diego County.