EL CAJON (CNS) - A man accused of fatally stabbing his mother's boyfriend during a fight at the victim's East County home pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Thomas D. Guss III, 24, was ordered held on $2 million bail in the death of 40-year-old Irvin Harris Jr.
Deputies responding to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 8600 block of Taylor Street in Spring Valley found Harris badly wounded shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials.
Paramedics took Harris to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he died a short time later, said police homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.
Guss fled before deputies arrived but was arrested near the scene of the slaying Wednesday morning.
Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told Judge Charles Ervin that Guss told authorities he remembered most of what happened that night, except the point when Harris was stabbed.
Bright said the victim suffered two stab wounds, one in the heart and one in the liver.
The reason for the dispute between the two men remains unclear.
Guss faces 26 years to life in prison if convicted. He will be back in court next Friday for a readiness conference and May 2 for a preliminary hearing.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.