A man accused of stabbing three people, two of them fatally, early Sunday in the Jamacha-Lamita district of San Diego on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to murder and assault.
38-year-old Michael Rodney Major is accused of early morning knife death of two menwhich police said took place around 2:40 a.m. during a quarrel at a home party on Carlsbad Street near Insdale Avenue.
One of the victims, a 34-year-old man, died at his home, San Diego Police Lt. Murder Judd Campbell said. Two more were taken to hospital: a 36-year-old man who later died and a 24-year-old woman whose injuries were not life-threatening, Campbell said.
Police did not name the dead, but in the criminal case one of the men was identified as J. Moore, and the second – E. Robbins. The complaint alleges that the Major committed stab wounds during his parole.
Several new details of the incident were revealed Wednesday afternoon during charges of murder and assault using deadly weapons, but Deputy District Attorney Kristi Nikoletic said the suspect and the three victims were known to each other.
Footage from OnScene TV shows that the injured woman received a wound to her left forearm. The footage shows a chaotic scene outside the home when San Diego police, deputy sheriffs from nearby Spring Valley and paramedics tried to help the victims and sort out the events that took place.
The major was also injured during the brawl and was being treated at hospital before being taken to jail on Sunday night. He remained in custody on Wednesday without bail in San Diego Central Jail.
Contributing to this report was staff writer Alex Riggins.