SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Arraignment was scheduled Monday for a man who was serving a jail term on an unrelated conviction when he was re-arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a college student at a Mira Mesa house party last Labor Day weekend.
Albert James Williams III, 21, faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the Sept. 4 slaying of 20-year-old Aris Pugal, according to San Diego police.
About 11 p.m. that day, gunshots rang out at a home in the 10900 block of Martinique Way. Officers arrived to find Pugal -- a Palomar College student -- lying in the street, suffering from a gunshot wounds, police said. The North County resident died a short time later.
Detectives interviewed a number of witnesses and friends of the victim's before identifying Williams as one of two people Pugal apparently argued with prior to the shooting. The defendant was arrested in the case last Thursday afternoon in county jail, where he is serving a sentence for a child molestation conviction.
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