SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A mental competency trial was scheduled at the downtown San Diego courthouse Tuesday for a gang member accused of killing a rival gangster outside a Lincoln Park liquor store in 2008.
Martrell Johnson, 20, is charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 20, 2008 fatal shooting of 20-year-old Joel Carmichael outside Dr. J's liquor store. The defendant is also charged with felony carjacking and two felony counts of second-degree burglary, according to jail records.
Johnson was arrested within months of the slaying, along with three co-defendants, including his older brother.
Martray Johnson, Michael Anthony Allen and Marquise Grady have all since been convicted and sentenced for their roles in the shooting.
A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
A 33-year-old inmate from San Diego who escaped from a San Bernardino County prison was apprehended Monday in Encinitas.
Surfers in the North County are rallying to support a 16-year-old girl who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
While a Shelltown couple went on vacation, they put their trust in a 19-year-old pet sitter at home.
County offices, libraries and animal shelters closed to the public Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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When two residents in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Encanto meet, there’s a 71 percent chance they’re of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In the coastal community of Cardiff, there’s only a 25 percent chance of that happening.
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