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Sentencing for man who pleaded guilty to fatal stabbing of sailor

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EL CAJON (CNS) - Sentencing was scheduled in El Cajon Tuesday for a Fresno-area man who pleaded guilty to stabbing a sailor to death in Spring Valley two years ago.

Robert Navarro Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the April 2009 death of 32-year-old Charles Schoeneman. A co-defendant, Jeffrey Jin Dunn, also 23, was killed in a jail fight last November.

On the morning of April 14, 2009, a fellow Navy man concerned because Schoeneman had failed to report for duty went to the victim's Spring Valley apartment in the 3800 block of Conrad Drive. A manager let the serviceman in, and they found the petty officer's body, which bore "obvious signs" of traumatic wounds, sheriff's authorities said.

An autopsy determined that Schoeneman, who was assigned to 32nd Street Naval Station San Diego, had been stabbed to death.

Navarro and Dunn, both residents of Fresno County town of Kingsbury at the time, were arrested as suspects in Schoeneman's slaying in Central California in August 2009. Authorities said the suspects apparently had some kind of prior relationship with Schoeneman but the precise nature of it was unclear.

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