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.
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