Man pleads guilty to murder in clerk's stabbing at Midway Adult Book Store


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 2:27pm

SAN DIEGO - A man who fatally stabbed a clerk inside an adult bookstore in the Midway District pleaded guilty to murder today.

Shaun Ward, 42, is slated to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole next month in connection with the Oct. 29, 2018,

death of 65-year-old El Cajon resident Diane Spagnuolo.

The victim was found dead inside the X-Spot Adult Store on Midway Drive, according to San Diego police.

A surveillance camera in the shop captured images of Ward prior to the slaying, which was reported at about 1:45 p.m., police said.

Ward was arrested later that night at a residence in San Diego.

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