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Hearing set for Monday for homeless woman accused of murder

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place Monday for a homeless woman accused of fatally stabbing her longtime boyfriend in Grantville near the San Diego River.

Judge Polly Shamoon will be tasked with deciding if enough evidence was presented for Jayne Marie Colantonio, 47, to stand trial on a murder charge.

At the defendant's arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Teresa Santana told a judge that Colantonio and the victim had been drinking all day on March 18 when they got into an argument. Colantonio allegedly stabbed the victim and he walked away and died, the prosecutor said.

Around 6 p.m., a fisherman saw the victim's body in the San Diego River near the Friars Road Bridge. During resuscitation efforts, paramedics found a stab wound in his chest, homicide Sgt. Manuel Del Toro said.

Santana said the couple had moved to San Diego from Florida about five years ago and both were homeless.

Following Monday's preliminary hearing.


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