Accused Serial Killer of Homeless to Stand Trial

by on November 13, 2019 · 0 comments

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

Jon David Guerrero, the suspected serial killer of homeless people, has been ordered to stand trial on 15 counts of murder, attempted murder and assault on 13 victims, most of whom were homeless, in a brutal 2016 crime spree. At the conclusion of his preliminary hearing last week, Superior Court Judge Kenneth So found sufficient evidence to bind him over for trial.

Guerrero, 42, is suspected of very gruesome killings of his victims, including driving railroad spikes into some of them, setting two on fire and bludgeoning several on the head with hard objects.

He is charged with four counts of murder and a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, in the deaths of Shawn Longley, 41, – a man who was homeless in Ocean Beach, Angelo DeNardo, 53, Dionicio Vahidy, 23, and Molly Simmons, 83, who was not homeless. Guerrero also is charged with four counts of attempted murder, five of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of arson.

Arrested on July 15, 2016, shortly after a final attack –  where the victim was impaled with a railroad spike while he slept under a bridge in East Village, – but somehow survived, Guerrero has been back and forth over the last three years to Patton State Hospital In San Bernardino and to court mental competency hearings. In June he was declared competent to move forward.

Guerrero returns to court on December 2 for further proceedings, which could include a trial if he doesn’t seek something of plea deal. The DA’s office has not determined whether to seek the death penalty in his case. Source: San Diego Union-Tribune.

Note: See our earlier post about how local mainstream media ignore “serial killer” suspect status.

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