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Suspected father filler denied bail

Sat, Sep 18 2010 12:00 PM Posted By: Neal Putnam

A judge has denied setting any bail for Ricky Orlando Cotton, 35, who is charged with stabbing his father to death in his father's home in National City. Cotton pleaded not guilty to murder in the Sept. 5 death of Ricky Lando Cotton, 54, when he was arraigned by Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sontag on Sept. 9.

The father was stabbed several times in his Laurel Avenue home and transported to a hospital where he died. His son was living with him at the time.

A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 28 but Deputy District Attorney Paul Azevedo said Cotton remains in the Vista Detention Facility without bail. -Neal Putnam


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