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Escondido woman pleads not guilty to murder in boyfriend's stabbing death


Last updated 1/4/2021 at 12:11pm

VISTA (CNS) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend at their Escondido apartment pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 4 to murder and domestic violence charges.

Shelley Noel Reaves, 52, is charged in connection with the Dec. 22 death of 63-year-old Rafael Octavio Choza.

Escondido police received a call just after 7 that night from a woman who said her roommate was dead.

Officers responded to the apartment in the 600 block of North Quince Street and found Choza ``unresponsive with obvious signs of trauma.'' Choza, who had been stabbed multiple times, was pronounced dead at th...

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