SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a 38-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing an older man during an argument over methamphetamine in San Diego's Southcrest neighborhood.
Rafael Felipe Solano was arrested Oct. 1 at his San Diego County residence in connection with the Aug. 12 death of 51-year-old Eugene Smith, according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran.
Solano -- held on $1 million bail -- is charged with murder and the use of a knife.
Smith was found with several stab wounds in the middle of 42nd Street, just south of Gamma Street, just before 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 12, Duran said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene about a half-hour later.
Investigators later learned Smith was involved in a fight with two other men, Duran said, adding that the others fled in a silver sedan as Smith collapsed in the street.
After Tuesday's preliminary hearing, a judge will decide if enough evidence was presented for the defendant to stand trial.
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