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.
Sheriff's detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation Friday after determining that a pair of bomb threats made against two North County high schools late Thursday night was likely part of a "swatting" hoax, authorities said.
After weeks of school threats countywide, local leaders are announcing a plan of action to put a stop to it.
For the first time, the SwimRun will be part of the 45th San Diego Crew Classic; the huge athletic event will be at Mission Bay.
Testimony continued Thursday in the civil lawsuit surrounding the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau as her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai took the stand.
The bulk of the rain is over however there will be another slight chance of light showers in the mountains late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
A man rescued by firefighters and a Sheriff's Deputy from a burning mobile home in Spring Valley was detained and being questioned Friday morning on suspicion of intentionally sparking the blaze, authorities said.
A group of North County lifeguards were honored Thursday night with the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a boater who wound up stranded on a jetty last October.
A San Bernardino man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for carrying out a credit/debit fraud scheme that targeted retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County, prosecutors announced Thursday.
The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.