Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MAN SENTENCED TO 36 TO LIFE FOR
STABBING AND MURDERING SAN CLEMENTE
BAR PATRON AFTER PINGPONG GAME
On December 21, 2005, Jason Robinson was playing pingpong with friends at the Beach Hut bar in
At approximately 10:10 p.m., Sandoval left the bar and went to his house two blocks away and returned to the bar armed with a knife. At around 11:00 p.m. Robinson went outside to smoke a cigarette. Sandoval approached Robinson while wearing a ski mask, stabbed him three times in the chest, and fled the scene. Officers arrested the defendant 30 minutes later.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.