EL CAJON (CNS) - A man pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the beating death of his 77-year-old father in the apartment they shared in Lakeside.
Charles Leo Goodwin, 29, was immediately sentenced to 14 years in state prison for the death last year of Robert Goodwin, a military veteran.
Witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing last summer that the defendant attended a party at another home last Jan. 29, drank alcohol, got into an argument and was upset when he left.
Sheriff's investigators said Charles Goodwin called 911 about 6:40 p.m. to say that his father was dead in the apartment on Laurel Street.
Prosecutors said the elder Goodwin died of blunt force trauma and had severely broken ribs and severe bruising on his face. The defendant had blood on his shirt, hands and inner thigh when emergency personnel arrived at his apartment, prosecutors said.
The sea of pink continued Sunday with 2,200 people marching in the name of breast cancer research funding on the third - and final - day of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.
Five people beat to unconscious a 37-year-old man and then took his cell phone at the Horton Plaza in San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
A non-injury fire Sunday completely destroyed one unit and damaged another in a Rancho Penasquitos apartment complex, displacing two families.
Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.
A mistaken bump led to a man getting bit and cut with a knife near the Ocean Beach Pier, police said Sunday.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.