A man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend’s 22-year-old brother to death in the Vista apartment the three of them shared was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a murder charge.
Sergio Orozco, 27, also faces a knife-use allegation and would face 26 years to life in prison if convicted of the killing last June 24 of Victor Canseco.
Around 4 a.m. that day, nearby residents called 911 to report seeing a “man down” inside an apartment in the 100 block of Hill Drive, said San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams.
Deputies found Canseco lying unresponsive on the floor of the apartment. Firefighters tried unsuccessfully to revive the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Williams said.
Around the same time, a driver struck two parked cars and a fence on Grapevine Road near Jonathon Street, a block south of Hill Drive.
The driver, later identified as Orozco, fled when deputies responded to that incident, and was ultimately captured and detained.
Orozco, who remains in custody in lieu of $2 million bail, is due back in court July 16 for a readiness conference.
— City News Service
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