Spring Valley murder

SHOOTING DEATH IN SPRING VALLEY

By Jonathan Goetz

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April 18, 2021 (Spring Valley) – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting around 5:30pm, Thursday, April 15, in Spring Valley. Upon arrival to the 1500 block of Presioca Street, they found David Martinez, 67, lying in the street, with trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, says Lt. Thomas Siever.

According to an update by Siever, Martinez' autopsy Friday found the preliminary cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the head, and manner of death, a homicide.


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SPRNG VALLEY SHOOTING VICTIM DIES, TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 29, 2017 (Spring Valley) – A gunshot victim found in a vehicle at the intersection of Concepcion Avenue and San Francisco Street in Spring Valley Wednesday night has died of his injuries, says Lieuteuant Rich Williams with the Sheriff’s homicide unit. 

A 17-year-old juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged with murder.  His name has not been released because he is a minor.


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VICTIM NAMED IN SPRING VALLEY FIGHT, SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MURDER

By Miriam Raftery

January 11, 2012 (Spring Valley) – Jay Newman, 53, has been identified by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office as the victim in last night’s deadly fight in the 3600 block of S. Cordoba Avenue in Spring Valley.

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested John Guy Durham, 55, who will be charged with murder, according to a press release from the Sheriff, which also revealed new details on the crime.


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WOMAN KILLED IN SPRING VALLEY; SON WITNESSED ATTACK BY HIS FATHER

East County News Service
 

August 14, 2010 (Spring Valley) – A boy, 10, called 911 after his mother was attacked at their home in the 1000 block of Celestial Waters Drive in Spring Valley. Sheriff’s deputies found the woman, Avitha Chua Rafael, 28, dead of traumatic injuries. A search was mounted for the boy’s father, Krisanto Barquia Jopanda, 33, from whom Rafael had obtained a court protective order from in July.


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