Encinitas shooting

Not guilty plea in Encinitas filmmaker’s death

Not guilty plea in Encinitas filmmaker’s death

ENCINITAS — Michael Vilkin, 61, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the murder charge of John Upton, a 56-year-old filmmaker known for exposing the horrors found in Romanian orphanages.

Well-known filmmaker identified as Encinitas homicide victim

Well-known filmmaker identified as Encinitas homicide victim

ENCINITAS — The victim of a fatal shooting in Olivenhain has been identified as 56-year-old John C. Upton, according to sheriff’s officials.