Man arrested for allegedly stabbing another to death outside Escondido eatery


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 3:38pm

ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A man was behind bars today in connection with a fatal stabbing outside an Escondido fast-food restaurant.

John Christopher Burns, 47, was arrested by sheriff's deputies on Tuesday at the Pala Casino, according to the Escondido Police Department, and booked on suspicion of murdering Jose De Jesus Martinez, 32. The deputies were responding to an unrelated incident at the casino when they found and detained Burns.

The stabbing was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Burger King on West Valley Parkway west of Interstate 15, Escondido police Lt. Kevin Toth said.


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