For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
DEFENDANT WHO FLED TO LAS VEGAS CONVICTED OF MURDERING MAN DURING BOTCHED DRUG DEAL
SANTA ANA – An Anaheim man who fled to Las Vegas was convicted yesterday of murdering a man by stabbing him during a dispute over a drug deal. Johnathan Allen Kincaid, 23, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 26, 2013, of one felony count of special circumstances murder in the commission of robbery and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. He faces a sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing April 26, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On July 29, 2009, Kincaid met 31-year-old Tayroh Stinson in Garden Grove. After getting into a dispute about purchasing narcotics, Kincaid murdered Stinson by stabbing him multiple times with a knife. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he died as a result of his wounds.
The defendant fled the crime scene and hid in Las Vegas. On Sept. 4, 2009, Kincaid was arrested in Las Vegas by the U.S. Marshals Service on an unrelated warrant. He waived extradition and was transported to Orange County, where he was arrested by the Garden Grove Police Department, who investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.