SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A second murder charge was filed Wednesday against a man accused of stabbing two men outside a Grantville restaurant where a birthday party was taking place.
Jim Duc Nguyen -- who's being held without bail -- faces 107 years to life in prison if convicted of two murder counts and knife allegations in the deaths Christopher Manzon and Ador Laus.
Nguyen, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charges and had his preliminary hearing set for Aug. 13.
Deputy District Attorney Chris Moon said a group of people were outside the Friars Road restaurant about 12:25 a.m. June 2 where some were drinking alcohol.
The restaurant manager asked a partygoer, Laus, to ask the group to come back in, and Nguyen took offense, according to Moon, who alleged that an argument ensued and Nguyen fatally stabbed Manzon.
Laus chased Nguyen and caught him. During that fight, Laus also was stabbed, and died a week later.
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.