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Ex to be tried for attempted murder

Sat, Sep 22 2012 12:00 PM Posted By: Allison K. Sampité-montecalvo

A San Diego man was ordered Sept. 14 to stand trial for two counts of attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, who were both shot around 5 a.m. in their Chula Vista home.

Terrell Anthony Spain, 30, was also ordered to stand trial for burglary and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the March 28 shooting in the 1900 block of Padding River Road.

The former girlfriend, Ashley Graden, 24, was wounded in the forearm, but her boyfriend, Everett Williams, was shot in his face. Deputy District Attorney Enrique Camarena said the bullet went just under his lip and exited out his neck and shoulder region, hitting no vital organs.

Williams testified in the preliminary hearing before Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Edward Allard III, but he could not identify Spain as the shooter. Williams testified he woke up in the hospital with police officers in his room.
Graden and Spain have a 5-year-old child together, but the child was not home during the incident. A Chula Vista Police detective testified about pry marks on the garage doors, which is how he got into the residence.

Camarena said Spain faces two life terms in prison if he’s convicted of premeditated attempted murder. A trial date will be set on Oct. 1. Spain was arrested April 4 by sheriff’s deputies and remains in jail on $2 million bail.


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