DEFENDANT WHO FLED TO LAS VEGAS FACES TRIAL FOR MURDERING MAN DURING BOTCHED DRUG DEAL

For Immediate Release
Case # 09WF1991






February 15, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
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DEFENDANT WHO FLED TO LAS VEGAS FACES TRIAL FOR MURDERING MAN DURING BOTCHED DRUG DEAL

 

SANTA ANA – An Anaheim man who fled to Las Vegas faces trial Tuesday for murdering a man by stabbing him during a dispute over a drug deal. Johnathan Allen Kincaid, 23, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder in the commission of robbery and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole. Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

On July 29, 2009, Kincaid is accused of meeting 31-year-old Tayroh Stinson, 31, in Garden Grove.  After getting into a dispute about purchasing narcotics, Kincaid is accused of murdering 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 is accused of fleeing the crime scene and hiding out 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. 

 

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