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Jury selection under way for man accused of fatally stabbing elderly man

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Jury selection is scheduled to get under way Monday in the trial of a man accused of stabbing an 82-year-old man to death in the victim's downtown San Diego apartment, then fleeing to Mexico before being captured three weeks later.

Gilbert Castro Egurrola, 27, is charged with murder in the April 25, 2009, death of Ralph Barrera.

The prosecution said at an earlier hearing that Egurrola, a woman and another man were invited guests at the victim's apartment in the 700 block of E Street on the day he died. Barrera had known the female guest for several years, according to the prosecution.

At some point during the visit, Egurrola allegedly stabbed the victim in an unprovoked attack, then dragged him into a bathtub, where he stabbed him again. The other man in the group managed to escape, but Egurrola took the woman to Mexico, the prosecution said.

Mexican authorities arrested Egurrola on May 13, 2009, just south of Tijuana, and delivered him to U.S. officials.

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