Decision over death penalty to be determined in murder trial

VISTA — Though the trial is set to begin in early October, prosecutors have yet to determine whether or not they will seek the death penalty for three defendants facing charges for the murder of a young military wife.

Retrial of Crowe murder underway

Retrial of Crowe murder underway

SAN DIEGO — Fifteen years after the fatal stabbing of 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe in her family’s Escondido home, the retrial of the man convicted of her murder has started in the San Diego Superior Court.

Oceanside men facing charges in murder

VISTA — Two men face charges of murder, attempted murder, and two additional felony charges in connection with two gang-related stabbings on Aug. 14 in Oceanside.

Carlsbad case charging ex-boyfriend with murder to go to trial

VISTA — A judge ruled Aug. 21 that John Carlo Monta will be tried at the Vista Courthouse for the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend Joanne Javier in Carlsbad last year.