Nestor Jurado, 37, Dies After Family Fistfight at Oceanside Home

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Oceanside Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department.

A fistfight between two family members in a coastal North County neighborhood left one of the men dead Thursday and the other under arrest on suspicion of murder.

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Oceanside Police officers responding to a report of a violent dispute in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of Arthur Avenue in Oceanside shortly before 7:30 a.m. arrived to find Nestor Jurado, 37, unconscious and suffering from apparent blunt-force injuries.

Medics tried in vain to revive Jurado before pronouncing him dead at the scene.

“It appears he died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the fight,” said Lt. Kedrick Sadler.

Officers detained the other man involved in the fracas, 35-year-old Joel Reyna Cardona, and called in homicide detectives to investigate the fatality.

After being questioned, Cardona — thought to be Jurado’s cousin — was booked into county jail in Vista. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Police were able to determine that the suspect and victim were members of the same extended family but received conflicting reports on exactly how they were related, the lieutenant said. Jurado lived at the home where the fight occurred. Where Cardona resides was unclear.

The reason for the dispute also was unknown, according to Sadler.

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No weapons were found at the scene of the fight, he said.

—City News Service

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