A judge on Tuesday ordered a Spring Valley man to stand trial for murder in the killing of a 3-year-old boy who was stabbed 11 times, strangled and left in a dumpster.
San Diego Municipal Judge Robert Stahl set a Nov. 10 arraignment for Timothy Duane Wilson, 22. Wilson remains in County Jail without bail.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Harry Elias said Tuesday that his office is still considering filing special circumstances allegations in the Aug. 13 killing of Luke Mackey of Spring Valley. If so, Wilson could face the death penalty if he is convicted of first-degree murder. He also faces a sexual assault charge in the case.
On Monday during Wilson's preliminary hearing, a friend of Wilson testified he saw Wilson carrying the 3-year-old boy who was later found stabbed to death.