Second murder charge added against man accused in stabbings outside Grantville restaurant
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A second murder charge was filed Wednesday against a man
accused of stabbing two men outside a Grantville restaurant where a birthday
party was taking place.
Jim Duc Nguyen — who's being held without bail — faces 107 years to
life in prison if convicted of two murder counts and knife allegations in the
deaths Christopher Manzon and Ador Laus.
Nguyen, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charges and had his preliminary
hearing set for Aug. 13.
Deputy District Attorney Chris Moon said a group of people were outside
the Friars Road restaurant about 12:25 a.m. June 2 where some were drinking
The restaurant manager asked a partygoer, Laus, to ask the group to come
back in, and Nguyen took offense, according to Moon, who alleged that an
argument ensued and Nguyen fatally stabbed the 25-year-old Manzon.
Laus chased Nguyen and caught him. During that fight, Laus, 23, also was
stabbed, and died a week later.