SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Testimony got under way Tuesday in a preliminary hearing for two brothers accused in the 2007 shooting death of a man in the backyard of a home in San Diego's Encanto neighborhood.
Jamie Lizarraga, 20, and his 24-year-old sibling, Ramiro, are each charged with murder in the Nov. 18, 2007, death of David Coronado.
San Diego police said Coronado, 53, was found shot to death in a backyard in the 6100 block of Brooklyn Avenue.
The defendants, both U.S. citizens, were arrested in Tijuana and turned over to San Diego police last May.
At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, which resumes on Monday afternoon, Judge Kenneth So will decide whether the prosecution presented enough evidence to warrant a trial for the Lizarraga brothers.
A Solana Beach surf instructor will compete against 17 other castaways for a one million dollar prize in the upcoming season of CBS' Survivor.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned items that could be used as weapons, such as baseball bats, knives and rocks, in certain areas where border wall prototypes will be built.
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, including former SDSU assistant coach Tony Bland now of the University of Southern California.
A woman who was hit by a pick-up Friday night as she crossed Encinitas Boulevard to catch a train remained in critical condition on Tuesday.
Firefighters working in steep canyons Tuesday got help from retardant-dropping aircraft flying around-the-clock as they saved homes from a smoky blaze that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds scrambling for safety.
A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death at a City Heights homeless encampment and a woman was hospitalized Tuesday with a stab wound from the same attack as police searched for the assailant, authorities said.