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Corona Man to Stand Trial in 2 Fatal Stabbings

October 31, 2003|From Times Staff Reports

Jose Luis Leon, the Corona man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's grandmother and 13-year-old brother, was ordered Thursday to stand trial.

During Leon's preliminary hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Christian Thierbach viewed photos of victims Hope Ragland, 66, and Austin Perez and a blood-stained knife allegedly used to stab them.

Corona Police Officer Ron Anderson, who investigated the May 1 killings, testified that Leon confessed to the crimes.

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