Man pleads guilty in Spring Valley death

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A man pleaded guilty June 2 to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his cousin, Kenyon Embry, who died from cardiac arrest after fighting with him in his Spring Valley apartment.

Deputy District Attorney David Williams III said Andre Maurice Blue, 29, will receive a stipulated term of six years in state prison.

A man pleaded guilty June 2 to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his cousin, Kenyon Embry, who died from cardiac arrest after fighting with him in his Spring Valley apartment.

Deputy District Attorney David Williams III said Andre Maurice Blue, 29, will receive a stipulated term of six years in state prison.

El Cajon Superior Court Judge John Thompson set sentencing for Sept. 5. Murder and attempted burglary charges were dismissed and Blue remains in jail on $1 million bail.

The incident occurred Oct. 26, 2016 after Blue and Embry, 37, fought in Embry’s apartment at 3557 Kenora Drive. Blue called 911 five times before he began fighting with his cousin saying that he might do, “something stupid” before seeing Embry.

A deputy medical examiner testified Embry had drugs in his system that contributed to his death along with the fight with Blue. A deputy testified Blue appeared to be “very drunk” at the scene.

Preliminary hearing set for Alpine woman in fatal shooting case

An Alpine woman accused of fatally shooting a man in a residence on Viejas Grade Road will have her preliminary hearing on Aug. 3.

Lorenzo Alejandro Rodriguez, 42, was found mortally wounded on May 16 in the Alpine house.

Angela Marie Meza, 47, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in El Cajon Superior Court. Meza is being held in jail on $4 million bail.

Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call at 6:35 p.m. from someone who claimed there was a suicidal man in the house, which is west of the Viejas Indian Reservation.

Rodriguez was unresponsive after being shot in the torso. Paramedics began life saving measures, but he died at the scene. Deputies found Meza inside the residence, but it is not known if she knew Rodriguez.

A Go Fund Me page was started online to help with Sarah Rodriguez and her children. The page describes Lorenzo Rodriguez as a dedicated father who was loved by many and fun to be around.

Man sentenced for sex with a minor in Spring Valley

James Fritz-Griggs has been sentenced to 11 years and four months in prison for sex with a minor in Spring Valley and assaulting law enforcement personnel with an SUV in 2015.

Fritz-Griggs, 27, was shot repeatedly by sheriff’s deputies and U.S. marshals who were waiting to arrest him on Arnold Way in Alpine on March 7, 2015.

Fritz-Griggs was wanted on charges of possessing and transportation of methamphetamine for sale. Agents fired when he got into an SUV and started to drive away.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeff Fraser gave him credits of 1,636 including good conduct credits on May 26. He was fined $2,464.

Fritz-Griggs pleaded guilty to having unlawful intercourse with a minor, assault with a vehicle on a deputy sheriff and marshal, resisting arrest by an executive officer and evading officers with reckless driving.

He received consecutive sentences on most of the counts. The incident with the minor occurred in February 2015.

Fritz-Griggs didn’t say anything before being sentenced. The sheriff’s department said officers fired shots “in fear for their safety.”

A woman who was with him, Morningstar Lopez, 39, was given 30 days of public work service and credit for 12 days spent in jail.

Lopez pleaded guilty to evading officers as a misdemeanor in an earlier incident with Fritz-Griggs. She was placed on three years probation.

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