VISTA (CNS) - Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the trial of a paroled rapist accused of fatally shooting his wife in front of her two young children in Oceanside as the family prepared to go to church.
Dontaye Henderson, 29, is charged with murder in the Jan. 1, 2011, death of Tamara Henderson.
The defendant was on parole for a 2003 conviction for raping his former spouse when he allegedly shot his 25-year-old wife in the chest.
Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said in his opening statement that the defendant shot his wife once in the chest as her 6-year-old daughter and their 1-year-old son watched, then called 911 but fled before authorities arrived. He was captured three days later in St. Louis.
The two children were sitting by the family's Christmas tree when authorities arrived at the family's home.
Watanabe said the main issue in the murder trial would be determining Henderson's intent when his wife was killed.
"This is a case about power and control," Watanabe said.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
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.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.