VISTA (CNS) - A judge will decide Thursday whether enough evidence was presented during a preliminary hearing for a man to stand trial for murder in the punching death of an Oceanside man.
Bruce Hamil, 36, is charged in connection with the death last Sept. 28 of Willie Hoyle. The victim died two days after being punched - allegedly by Hamil - at an Oceanside bar.
Vista Judge Runston Maino will hear final arguments today in Hamil's preliminary hearing before determining if the defendant should stand trial.
Police said Hoyle - a popular 53-year-old employee at Joe's Furniture store in downtown Oceanside - was knocked unconscious at Hosie's Pacific Pub at about 6:50 p.m. on Sept. 26.
The assault reportedly was in the bar following an argument. Hamil fled the scene but was arrested later, police said.
Hoyle was placed on life support but died two days later.
According to court records, Hamil was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in 1998 and was sentenced to six months in jail.
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