Woman accused of numerous burglaries will stand trial

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A psychiatrist’s report made public Monday concludes that a woman accused in a series of residential burglaries in Spring Valley and a San Diego holdup in which she allegedly shot two women is mentally competent to stand trial, but a judge granted a defense request for a second evaluation.

Deanna Rodriguez, 29, is charged with multiple felony counts of burglary and attempted robbery in connection with a crime spree she allegedly committed with her boyfriend last summer, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

During a search of the couple’s residence, police officers and deputies found property stolen during four home burglaries in Spring Valley, sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Hampton said.

Authorities also allege that the pair tried to rob three women on a sidewalk in the 700 block of West Date Street in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood the evening of July 27. During the holdup, Rodriguez allegedly shot two of the three women after demanding their purses, then fled in a minivan driven by her 19-year-old boyfriend, Richard Fox, who is also facing criminal charges.

Both victims suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds — one to an arm and the other to the abdomen, authorities said.

A further hearing is scheduled Feb. 18.

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