Court records show prior shooting conviction for man accused of murdering East County teen

EL CAJON (CNS) – An East County man accused of fatally shooting an El Capitan High School student on the Barona Indian Reservation last fall Tuesday pleaded not guilty to murder charges and was ordered held without bail.

Stanley Virgil Lloyd Jr., 19, faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted in the death of 17-year-old Christopher Carioscia, said Deputy District Attorney David Williams III.

A readiness conference was set for March 30 and a preliminary hearing for May 31.

Homicide detectives arrested the defendant at his Lakeside home on Quincy Canyon Road about 6:30 a.m. Friday, said sheriff's Sgt. Dave Nemeth.

Nemeth disclosed no relationship between Lloyd and the victim, who went missing Oct. 26 after telling his family he was going surfing in Pacific Beach.

The next day, his burned-out car was found on the tribal grounds south of Ramona, and on Dec. 4, detectives found his body near San Vicente Reservoir.

Sheriff's officials determined that Carioscia was shot multiple times with a .357-caliber gun sometime between the evening of Oct. 26 and the morning of Oct. 27, according to Williams.

A plastic bag containing the type of bullets that killed the teen was found near where his body was discovered, Nemeth said.

According to court records obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune, Lloyd pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge for accidentally shooting a woman in the legs with a shotgun at his cousin's house a year earlier.

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