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Mental competency hearing for woman who allegedly killed ex-boyfriend

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A mental competency hearing is scheduled Monday for a woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-lover inside his Imperial Beach apartment after stalking and harassing him for a year.

Vegas Bray faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted of murder in the death of 31-year-old Victor Saucedo. At Bray's arraignment last year, prosecutor Harrison Kennedy called the killing "the ultimate act of obsession."

During a preliminary hearing in April, Bray shouted that she was not jealous of the victim and didn't remember shooting him.

Judge Ana Espana granted a defense request to have the defendant evaluated to see if she understands the charges against her and can assist her attorney at trial.

The prosecutor said Bray and Saucedo met while they were both in the Navy and started dating in 2010. The relationship lasted for several months and ended toward the later part of 2011.

He said the couple broke up because the defendant was jealous of the mother of Saucedo's child, and she continued to pursue him after they broke up.

Bray, 24, committed seven acts of vandalism against Saucedo's car and apartment, including popping his car tires, smearing peanut butter on his door, and even tracking him down after he changed apartments, the prosecutor alleged.

Last Oct. 15, the couple had some "social interaction" in which there was talk of rekindling the relationship, but Saucedo said he wasn't interested in the long-term relationship Bray wanted, Kennedy said. Bray felt "spurned" and left the victim's apartment the next morning, the prosecutor said.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, Bray returned to Saucedo's apartment armed with a .38-caliber revolver and minutes later, neighbors reported hearing a series of gunshots, Kennedy said.

Bray called 911, indicating Saucedo had committed suicide, but investigators found the victim with nine gunshot wounds and a loaded gun next to him.

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