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.
Cyclists, lawmakers and community members in the north county came together on Saturday in an effort to make their streets safer.
Thieves broke into a Mountain View family’s home and took their car, Christmas presents, family documents and money – all while the father fights stage four testicular cancer and his wife is eight months pregnant.
The countdown to Christmas is on and for Pacific Beach residents it was looking like it would be Christmas without their beloved tree.
High clouds hovered over the county on Friday as subtropical moisture moved in ahead of a weak trough of low pressure. The return of high pressure over Southern California will bring a sunnier setup by the weekend.
California's secretary of state called Friday for new leadership at the state's embattled Department of Motor Vehicles after revelations of an error that could have prevented nearly 600 people from voting last month.
The city of San Diego will close Children's Pool beach on Saturday in preparation for harbor seal pupping season, city officials announced.
Wreath-laying ceremonies were held at cemeteries around the county on Saturday to honor the military veterans buried there.
The San Diego Central Library will host the opening reception of a new art exhibit on Saturday highlighting local artists through photography.