Gang Member Accused of Murder Has Hearing Postponed

Angel Nunez was arrested in Imperial Beach Oct. 1 for a murder that took place in Chula Vista.

A preliminary hearing was postponed Tuesday to March 26 for a gang member accused of fatally stabbing a man in Chula Vista last year.

When a preliminary hearing is held, a judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to order Angel Michael Nunez to stand trial.

Nunez, 21, is charged with murder in the September death of 22-year-old Chula Vista resident Juan Navarro, who was stabbed multiple times near the 1600 block of Hilltop Drive.

The victim was with a companion around 6 p.m. Sept. 25 when the defendant pulled up with several others in a white vehicle and got out to attack Navarro, Chula Vista police said. The motive was unclear.

Nunez was arrested in Imperial Beach Oct. 1 by members of the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force. Authorities have not said what led them to identify Nunez as a suspect.

The defendant has been held without bail at the George Bailey Detention Facility since his arrest.


– City News Service

Camille Grace February 26, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Fantastic! Keep up the great work, Good Guys!
Mariann Barajas June 06, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Where are all the others in this case? Why are they not standing trial for murder? Mr.Nunez had a hung jury. They retired him and gave him life. Sounds fishy..Hung jury...He should be set free! I wouldn't doubt that this Navarro kid was a rival gang member. Why else would a car load of kids roll up on you. He's partly to blame for losing his own life. That's what happens when you try and be a gangster. Sad story on both ends.


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