VISTA CNS) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a 63-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her son-in-law in Fallbrook after he made a comment about what she was wearing.
Cynthia Katherine Cdebaca is charged with murder in the death of 53-year-old Geoward Flores Eustaquio.
Around 8 a.m. on Feb. 11, Cdebaca and Eustaquio were the only people in their home when he commented on her attire, said Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior.
In response to the comment, the defendant went to her "granny flat" adjacent to the residence and retrieved a .38-caliber, five-shot revolver that she had purchased about two weeks earlier, according to Prior.
Cdebaca came down the stairs and fired all five rounds at Eustaquio as he stood in a patio area, the prosecutor alleged.
When Cdebaca realized that her son-in-law was not dead, she walked to her car -- where she had a box of ammunition -- and reloaded the gun before firing five more shots, Prior alleged.
Recognizing that Eustaquio was still alive and was trying to crawl into the home and lock the door, Cdebaca returned to her car to reload the gun and allegedly fired five more times at him, according to the prosecutor.
An autopsy revealed seven .38-caliber bullets in the victim's body, as well as four other holes where bullets had entered and exited, Prior said.
"She (the defendant) then left the residence, tossed the gun in a nearby drainage ditch and threw the ammunition away," Prior alleged at Cdebaca's arraignment. "She then went to Denny's for breakfast, she went to Pechanga (Casino) for gambling, she went to the liquor store for cigarettes and she went to her favorite coffee shop to end her day."
Around 5 p.m., officers caught up with Cdebaca, who told police she was responsible for shooting the victim and that he "better be dead," Prior said.
Following Tuesday's preliminary hearing, a judge will decide if enough evidence was presented for Cdebaca to stand trial.
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