VISTA (CNS) - A man who took part in the 2008 beating death of an intoxicated teenager on the Pala Indian Reservation was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison.
John Edward Maxcy, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Devin Blackowl.
A co-defendant, Brent Lee Molina, pleaded guilty last August to voluntary manslaughter, mayhem, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
The victim's body was discovered on July 24, 2008, in a dirt lot off Lilac Road, which was popular with off-road enthusiasts. A security surveillance camera caught the 90-second beating on tape.
Maxcy and Blackowl are believed to have known each other, but an exact motive wasn't known.
Deputy District Attorney Kate Flaherty said any motive the defendants might offer for the "terrible, senseless" crime wouldn't make any sense.
She said the defendants' extended prison sentences were well deserved.
The San Diego Gulls will try to extend a three-game winning streak when they resume their four-game homestand Friday following Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the Bakersfield Condors.
A 45-year-old man is expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered during a shooting by a gunman at a liquor store in the Mountain View community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Oct. 25, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A Mexican fishing boat caught fire and burned 30 miles south of San Diego, and while 15 people were rescued by a U.S.- flagged vessel, three people remained missing Sunday.
A blessing. That is exactly what Kelly Muno is calling what happened to her son, a former San Diego State University baseball star, on Friday afternoon.
San Diego State has suspended one of its fraternities, the university announced in a statement late Friday.
Gun owners had the chance to trade in unwanted firearms for gift cards or skateboards on Saturday, no questions asked, at a gun "buy back" event in southeastern San Diego.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, a campus gynecologist who has been accused of sexual assault by hundreds of women.