A man accused with his girlfriend of carrying out a series of residential burglaries and a holdup in San Diego in which she allegedly shot two sisters after demanding their purses must stand trial on burglary and attempted robbery charges, a judge ruled Thursday.
Richard Taylor Fox, 19, faces more than 14 years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Jim Koerber.
Fox’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Deanna Rodriguez, faces similar counts but with additional gun allegations that could result in a sentence of 86 years to life if she’s convicted. She was sent to Patton State Hospital this week after a judge found that she was mentally incompetent to stand trial.
During a search of the defendants’ residence, police officers and deputies found property allegedly stolen during some of the five home burglaries, which occurred in Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and San Diego last summer.
Authorities also allege that Rodriguez and Fox tried to rob three women – – including two sisters — on a sidewalk in the 700 block of West Date Street in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood the evening of July 27, 2014.
During the holdup, Rodriguez allegedly fired a shot that went through one sister’s wrist and into the other’s chest. Police said the gunshot wounds were non-life threatening.
Rodriguez allegedly fled in a minivan driven by Fox.
— City News Service