EL CAJON (CNS) - Jury selection was scheduled to begin at the El Cajon courthouse Monday in the trial of a man accused of helping another man kill and rob his grandmother in Alpine two years ago.
Jeffrey Carl Reed, 22, is charged with murder, robbery and other crimes connected to the May 16, 2009, strangulation slaying of Eunice Cothron. The 73-year-old grandmother was found dead in her mobile home in the 2400 block of Alpine Boulevard.
Cothron's grandson, Brandon Allen Hayes, 29, is facing the same charges as his alleged cohort. Both defendants are being held without bail in separate jails.
Hayes' stepmother, Carmen Hayes, testified at an earlier hearing that her stepson had "terrorized" the family ever since he was a little boy.
Hayes' father, Alan Hayes, testified that his son had drug problems and went through rehab several times but always reverted to his addictions.
Both Hayes and Reed were arrested five days after Cothron's death as they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Monday was a special day for some local students. They were sporting new school shirts which they got to design themselves, all thanks to the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation.
Coast Guard crews Tuesday morning worked to offload roughly $500 million worth of cocaine weighing about 36,000 pounds that was recently seized during more than a dozen operations in the Eastern Pacific, authorities said.
A broken water main closed a stretch of Genesee Avenue Tuesday near Interstate 5 in University City, according to city officials.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.
It's San Diego Women's Week and there are a number of events and inspiring women set to take center stage.
Adam Shacknai was on the stand Monday, as testimony continued in the wrongful death lawsuit of Rebecca Zahau.
Jurors deadlocked Monday in the retrial of an oft- deported Mexican citizen accused of driving drunk and causing a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro.
A San Diego hiker who was rescued last Thursday after being stranded in Joshua Tree for five days shared his incredible story of survival.
Dry and warm conditions are expected to prevail in much of San Diego County Tuesday and continue into Wednesday.
A possible homicide suspect was in custody Tuesday morning after a fight near a Chula Vista gas station left a man dead, police said.