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.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.