SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An Oceanside man accused of fatally stabbing one of his roommates after finding out the victim was having an intimate relationship with the defendant's aunt is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.
Criminal proceedings were reinstated in the case against Jesus Vasquez Borja.
Borja, 30, is charged with murdering Ramon Garcia Hilario on May 18, 2008.
He allegedly fought with Hilario about 10 that night, and the victim was found stabbed to death in a home on Stephanie Place, where as many as 10 people -- many of them related -- rented makeshift rooms.
Friday, defense attorney Michael Washington told Judge Frederick Maguire that a psychologist evaluated Borja and found that he is not mentally disabled and is able to understand the charges against him and assist in his defense.
A readiness conference was set for June 7 in Vista and trial for June 30.
West Nile virus made its first appearance of the summer in San Diego County this week when a batch of mosquitoes trapped in Santee tested positive for the viral infection.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman, possibly in her late teens, killed by a hit-and-run driver as she walked along state Route 94 earlier this month.
Major traffic is expected to start Wednesday evening as Comic-Con kicks off with preview night in Downtown San Diego. MTS officials are encouraging attendees to use public transportation and got into the SDCC spirit with an homage to the "Stranger Things."
A person was struck and killed Wednesday by an SUV on Interstate 805 in the Lincoln Park area, necessitating the closure of multiple freeway lanes during the morning commute.
A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, police said.
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Comic-Con International, again expected to draw a wide array of fans of the popular arts, will conduct its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night.
A 25-year-old man suffered a fractured femur today when he was shot in the right leg by a man in San Diego's Chollas View neighborhood, police said.
Lanes were closed Wednesday on Mission Gorge Road between Fanita Drive and Carlton Hills Boulevard because of a water main break, officials said.