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Tribal Official, 2 Others Jailed in Stabbing Death

October 21, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A Viejas Indian tribe official, along with two alleged accomplices, was jailed without bail Sunday in the stabbing death of a man and the stabbing and wounding of another man after a concert by rap artist Nelly, police said.

Viejas Tribal Chairman Steven TeSam, 42, and his 26-year-old nephew, Hank Banegas, both of Alpine, were jailed without bail for investigation of murder and attempted murder after the stabbings late Friday outside the Coors Amphitheater in Chula Vista. TeSam is chair of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.

An unidentified 16-year-old boy, also arrested in connection with the stabbing, was detained in a juvenile facility, police Sgt. Gary Guthrie said.

Investigators did not immediately determine a motive for the attack, which killed Faitamai Tauanuu, 30, and wounded Sean Bowers, 27, both of San Diego.

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