Man pleads responsible to homicide for gunning down ex-girlfriend’s grownup son in El Cajon


A person who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend’s 21-year-old son in El Cajon two years in the past, then took half in a standoff with police at a La Mesa resort, pleaded responsible this week to homicide and tried homicide fees.

George Louis Garcia, 43, pleaded responsible Monday in El Cajon Superior Court docket to a second-degree homicide rely stemming from the Aug. 18, 2020, slaying of Fabian Cerda. He additionally pleaded responsible to the tried homicide of one other man, which prosecutors say occurred two days after Cerda was killed.

Garcia is predicted to be sentenced early subsequent 12 months to 35 years to life in state jail, in accordance with Deputy District Lawyer Eric Tran. The listening to is scheduled for Jan. 5.

Cerda was shot on Essential Road throughout an argument, then died en path to a hospital, in accordance with El Cajon police.

After the taking pictures, Garcia informed the sufferer’s mom that “she would see him within the information,” prosecutors mentioned.

On Aug. 24, 2020, Garcia took half in a two-hour standoff in his automotive with police within the car parking zone of the Finest Western Plus La Mesa resort on Murray Drive. Throughout the standoff, he threw two weapons out of his automotive and surrendered.

A type of weapons was the homicide weapon, prosecutors mentioned.

Garcia additionally pleaded responsible Monday to an allegation of getting a previous strike conviction. The legal grievance filed in opposition to him signifies he was convicted of tried homicide in February 2000 in San Diego County, however different particulars on the case weren’t obtainable.

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