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Man pleads guilty to murder in woman’s stabbing on Carlsbad hiking trail

A San Diego County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman mentioned he’s slated to be sentenced Sept. 1 in San Diego Juvenile Court.

SAN DIEGO — A younger man pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally stabbing a 68-year-old lady on a Carlsbad hiking trail when he was 17-years-old.

The defendant, whose identify is withheld as a result of he was a minor on the time of the offense, admitted to a murder rely filed towards him in reference to the Nov. 23, 2020, dying of Lisa Thorborg. 

A San Diego County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman mentioned he’s slated to be sentenced Sept. 1 in San Diego Juvenile Court.

Prosecutors beforehand indicated they’d search to strive him as an grownup, and an almost two-week listening to on that situation was beforehand set to go ahead subsequent week.

During a listening to held in late 2020, a detective testified that the boy’s DNA was discovered on Thorborg’s shorts, and that surveillance footage from the close by space captured a boy resembling the defendant working away from the park about quarter-hour after police consider Thorborg was killed.

A pairs of flip-flops believed to belong to the boy was additionally discovered close to the crime scene.

Surveillance footage and license-plate reader knowledge additionally confirmed that the boy’s grandmother dropped him off close to the park about an hour earlier than the assault.

Police arrange a digicam in the park following Thorborg’s dying that they alleged exhibits the boy venturing alongside the trail on a number of events after Nov. 23, usually barefoot and carrying flip-flops.

He was contacted by police in early December and ran from officers, who took him into custody, at which level his DNA was taken, in accordance to police.

Police and prosecutors haven’t disclosed a suspected motive for the killing, however testimony indicated the sufferer was not robbed or sexually assaulted.

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