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Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio conducts a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, near the scene of a homicide that took place in the morning hours.
Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio conducts a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, near the scene of a homicide that took place in the ...
Sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Yates walks away from one of the staging areas during a homicide investigation inside Peppertree Park.
Sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Yates walks away from one of the staging areas during a homicide investigation inside Peppertree Park.
Deputies work to block access to Braemar Terrace due to a homicide investigation on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Deputies work to block access to Braemar Terrace due to a homicide investigation on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
North County Fire paramedics stand by in the event assistance is needed at the crime scene.
North County Fire paramedics stand by in the event assistance is needed at the crime scene.
A heavily armed deputy with the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. walks down Braemar Terrace during an investigation into a homicide that occurred at a home in Peppertree Park in Fallbrook on Tuesday morning, Feb. 11.
A heavily armed deputy with the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. walks down Braemar Terrace during an investigation into a homicide that occurred at a...

Mother-in-law arrested in murder of Fallbrook man; victim now identified as Geoward Flores Eustaquio, 53


Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Issue 07, Volume 18.
Debbie Ramsey
Managing Editor
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A woman was arrested in connection with the murder of her son-in-law in Fallbrook on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Cynthia Katherine Cdebaca, 63, was taken into custody and has been charged with the murder of Geoward Flores Eustaquio, 53. Cdebaca lived with her daughter, Laura Salinas, and Eustaquio and the couple's teenage children at their Fallbrook home.

"The motive is still under investigation," said Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

Neighbors called 911 about 8 a.m. that morning to report multiple gunshots being fired at the couple's residence at 602 Braemar Terrace, inside the Peppertree Park housing development off South Mission Road.

"We received lots of phone calls from neighbors and our deputies responded right away," said Jan Caldwell, public information officer for the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

"The gunfire was still taking place while one caller was on the phone," said Giannantonio.

In addition to manpower on the ground, deputies utilized the ASTREA helicopter above the crime scene until they could determine if a suspect was in the immediate area.

"Our deputies were able to look in the windows and see a male inside the home," said Caldwell. "They made entry, with the intentions of it being a recovery (injury), but once they were inside they realized the victim had already passed away from his injuries."

Deputies immediately began to clear the house and property in search of any other individuals, but no one else was found at the scene.

Area residents were reeling in shock from the sudden arrival of multiple law enforcement vehicles and personnel, and saddened at the news in this quiet neighborhood.

"We live on the same street [as the house where the homicide occurred] and my daughter, Jennifer, called me and said 'Mom, there are helicopters flying over our house and the police are outside with guns pointed at the house next door,'" said Diane Walkley. "The people that live there are such a nice family, they really are, we have such nice neighbors and this is a peaceful and quiet area."

As the homicide investigation ensued, Fallbrook Sheriff's detective assisted in gathering information from both neighbors and family members.

A search warrant was obtained in the late afternoon and crime scene personnel worked well into the night at the scene.

Giannantonio said in the early afternoon that information was leading toward one particular suspect and before midnight Cdebaca was taken into custody and charged with the crime.

While it is surmised that Eustaquio was killed as a result of a gunshot wound, the San Diego County Medical Examiner has not yet released the official cause of death.

(previous update)

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: Mother-in-law arrested in murder of Fallbrook man

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio announced shortly after midnight that a woman had been taken into custody in the murder of a Fallbrook man yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Cynthia Katherine Cdebaca was arrested on charges of murdering her son-in-law Geoward Flores Eustaquio, 53.

Authorities said that Cdebaca lived at the same address (602 Braemar Terraace) as her daughter (Laura Salinas) and son-in-law.

"The motive is still under investigation," said Giannantonio.

**Watch this site for more updates on this case as they become available**

(previous story)

UPDATE: Homicide lieutenant says crime scene investigators will work "well into the night" on Fallbrook case

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said this afternoon at a press conference that crime lab personnel and crime scene investigators will be "working well into the night" on a homicide that occurred at about 8 a.m. this morning. (Tues., Feb. 11) in Fallbrook.

Giannantonio reviewed what had occurred throughout the day and said it was doubtful any new or additional information would be known until tomorrow.

Authorities have said the Sheriff's Dept. received multiple calls from neighbors on Braemar Terrace in the Peppertree Park housing development off South Mission Road at about 8 a.m. reporting that gunshots were being heard from the home.

"The gunfire was still taking place while one caller was on the phone," said Giannantonio.

"We received lots of phone calls from neighbors and our deputies responded right away," said Jan Caldwell, public information officer for the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

The Sheriff's Dept. also launched the ASTREA helicopter over the area during the critical first hour of responding to the potentially dangerous scene.

As deputies started to examine the premises, they looked in the windows of the home.

"Our deputies were able to see a male inside the home," said Caldwell. "They made entry, with the intentions of it being a recovery (injury), but once they were inside they realized the victim had already passed away from his injuries."

Deputies immediately began to clear the house and property in search of any other individuals, but no one else was found at the scene.

"It appears that he was a gunshot victim, but it is early in the investigation yet, and the official cause of death has not been made official," said Giannantonio.

Giannantonio said as of 2 p.m., he was waiting on a search warrant to be able to begin a thorough homicide investigation inside the residence.

"Once the search warrant gets here, our crime lab personnel and homicide investigators will be working well into the night on this," he explained. "They will collect evidence and photograph the entire scene."

Fallbrook Sheriff's detectives are assisting in gathering information in the neighborhood.

"Fallbrook investigators have already interviewed several of the neighbors and family members," said Giannantonio.

From conversations in the surrounding neighborhood, it appears a potential suspect may have been identified.

"We do believe there is a suspect, but it's too early to release any information on that," he said. "I can tell you we are not actively searching for that suspect in this neighborhood; we believe the suspect has left this area."

While the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will confirm the identity of the male victim in the near future, several neighbors said the home has been occupied by Gerardo and Laura Salinas and their teenage children. Area residents said they believed both adults were in the military reserves, in addition to having other occupations.

A woman who lives next door to the residence where the homicide occurred said she received a phone call from her daughter who was at home during the incident. "My daughter, Jennifer, called me and said, 'Mom, there are helicopters over our house and the police is outside with guns pointed at the house next door,'" said Diane Walkley. "I don't know what has happened, but there are a really nice family, they really are. We have such nice neighbors and our area is so peaceful and quiet."

Giannantonio said anyone with any information that may be pertinent to the homicide is encouraged to call Sheriff's Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or after hours (858) 565-5200. It is possible to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest - call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

(previous version)

Homicide investigation in progress inside Pepper Tree Park home

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

A man has been found dead inside a Fallbrook home and authorities have launched an homicide investigation as a result.

At approximately 8 a.m. this morning (Tues., Feb. 11), neighbors heard multiple gunshots ring out in the 600 block of Braemar Terrace inside the Peppertree Park housing development, located off South Mission Road, near Fallbrook High School.

"We received lots of phone calls from neighbors and our deputies responded right away," said Jan Caldwell, public information officer for the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

Area residents also saw the ASTREA helicopter arrive to the area and circle for about an hour over the crime scene.

"Our deputies were able to see a male inside the home," said Caldwell. "They made entry, with the intentions of it being a recovery (injury), but once they were inside they realized the victim had already passed away from his injuries."

Deputies immediately began to clear the house and property in search of any other individuals, but no one else was found at the scene.

Sheriff's Homicide Division will be conducting an investigation into the homicide.

While the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will confirm the identity of the male victim in the near future, several neighbors said the home has been occupied by Gerardo and Laura Salinas and their teenage children. Area residents said they believed both adults were in the military reserves, in addition to having other occupations.

A woman who lives next door to the residence where the homicide occurred said she received a phone call from her daughter who was at home during the incident. "My daughter, Jennifer, called me and said, 'Mom, there are helicopters over our house and the police is outside with guns pointed at the house next door,'" said Diane Walkley. "I don't know what has happened, but there are a really nice family, they really are. We have such nice neighbors and our area is so peaceful and quiet."

***Watch this site as more updates become available from authorities. ***

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(early report)

There is a crime scene in progress inside the Pepper Tree Park housing development off of S. Mission Road. Early indicators are that shots were fired inside a home on Braemar Terrace with at least one victim inside. Multiple sheriff's units, the ASTREA helicopter and paramedics have been staged just outside the scene. The Sheriff's Dept. has called in its armored vehicle to assist in a SWAT effort. Access to the area has been secured by law enforcement.

Watch this site as more details become available from authorities.UPDATE: Homicide lieutenant says crime scene investigators will be working "well into the night" on Fallbrook case


 

125 comments

Comment Profile Imagecurious
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Is the High School on lock down?

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VILLAGE NEWS NOTE: Fallbrook High School was not placed on lock-down. Authorities said the school was not notified to go into lock down mode.
Comment Profile ImageNo good
Comment #2 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Any updates?
Comment Profile Imagescary
Comment #3 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm
We lived on this street 2 years ago, we had a crazy neighbor I cant help but think it was him.
Comment Profile ImageCimarron
Comment #4 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Is the high school on lock down?
Comment Profile ImageConcerned Parent
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Please provide information regarding the shooter. Why isn't the high school on lock down?
Comment Profile ImageFUHS Parent
Comment #6 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Its a block away from the highschool. Highschool should be on lock down. Glad my son is home sick today!
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #7 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm
And the madness continues.
Comment Profile ImageYour answer
Comment #8 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm
As far as I know, the high school administration called the sheriff department in reguards too the helicopter flying around, and were trying to figure out if a lock down was needed. The sheriff department responded with "everything is fine" and no lock down was implemented or ordered by the sheriff department. Those may not be the exact words but that was the type of conversation that happened
Comment Profile Imagefallbrook resident
Comment #9 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm
no the school is not on lock down! my son goes to that school. why isn't it on lock down? is a block away!!!!
Comment Profile ImageConcerned Parent
Comment #10 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm
So an armored SWAT presence, doesn't necessitate a lock down, unbelievable?!
Comment Profile ImagePeppertree Park Resident
Comment #11 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm
I was keeping in contact by phone with a friend who lives on Bramar. She said that the family is very nice and is a military family.
Comment Profile Imagemad
Comment #12 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm
This is the 2nd time the school has not gone on lock down. there was a shooting several months ago in the neighborhood by the pool side. I spoke with the school administrator and stated the sheriffs did not order the lockdown.

I wonder why the sheriffs are so reluctant when our kids lives are at risk!!
Comment Profile Imagethe world we live in.
Comment #13 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Why would we lock down the school over this? People get murdered everyday... i dont see you locking your kids down to the house? Better hide your kids..
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #14 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm
If the crime scene is secure they wouldn't need a lockdown.

Talk about a bunch of drama queens here today...
Comment Profile Imageanother concerned parent
Comment #15 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm
Not only are they not on lock down but they do not have a sheriff's car sitting in front of the school!!!!!!
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Comment Profile Imageanother concerned parent.
Comment #16 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Not to mention a random guy was able to just walk on campus last week and start yelling biblical quotes!
Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #17 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm
I'm a direct neighbor to these people. I know who they are and who is no longer with us. The school does not need to be on lock down. helicopter now channel 8 news. our neighborhood is secure. sheriff in my yard. waiting for homicide. it's under control.
Comment Profile Imagefallbrook resident 2
Comment #18 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm
I just spoke to my wife who's good friend from church lives 4 houses away and said that someone walking there dog in the morning said they saw a car speeding out with some young people in it about the same time and they are thinking it might be a home invasion the wife was taking the two kids to school and when she got back they won't let her back in because they believe her husband has been the one shot and is the one that has passed away!!! so sad one minute a happy family getting ready for a normal school day and ready for work and now two young teens have lost there dad and a wife her husband if it is him that was killed so very sad!!! The high school kids are fine and safe but this family is not turn your attention to the hurting invold and not on yourself and the high school if it was that car they are nowhere close to that area !!! So sad
Comment Profile Imageanother concerned parent
Comment #19 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm
The shooter was on the loose. Naturally any parent with a child at that school would want to know their children are safe. I don't think that warrents your nasty comment.
Comment Profile ImageMAD
Comment #20 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm
I am a little appalled at some of the nasty comments regarding the safety of our children. But what do you expect with self centered individuals. The scene may be secure at the house, but not in the general vicinity until you catch the perps.

We should all care about the kids in any school. They are our future.
Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #21 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm
To another concerned parent. #19. yes the gunman has not been found. pretty sure they know who it is. But you have every right to be concerned. if I didn't know what I know, I'd have called the school and wondered as well. better to be safe than sorry.
Comment Profile ImagePeppertree Park Resident
Comment #22 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm
Thank you Village News for keeping us informed. It is very important to me, and also to other residents, to be kept updated as to what is happening in our housing development.
Comment Profile ImageFalbrkgirl
Comment #23 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm
I thought the neighborhood was a gated community, how did the car enter and exit without being caught on camera and how did they have access code for the gate?
Comment Profile Imagefallbrook resident 2
Comment #24 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm
I am sure the Sheriff's have already thought of all the schools and all the kids and public!! They know alot more then they can tell anyone at this moment if there was a danger to the school or people around that area swat would still be there!!! Everyone calm down and pray for that hurting family
Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #25 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm
Neighbor #21, what do you know that we don't know? Do you know who the shooter is?
Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #26 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm
#23. The suspect knows the family. was not a random act. it is gated but no guard posted so not that tough. Saw swat leave around 10:45am ish. Sheriff still in my yard. Homicide investigating right now. Such a sad situation to leave as a family and come home widowed.

MAD #20. Its hard to read tone when someone is writing. If you were talking about my post specifically I was typing very quickly, sheriffs were wanting to get a statement and I was just in general saying that the area was secured here. I didn't go into the rest as I have here because i was in a hurry. I meant no disrespect to anyone. I have known them a long time. Don't want to say more that would be disrespectful to them. The rest of what I do know is not my story to tell and will all come out. I'm sure others will give out the details. I'm not comfortable with that.

If any are the praying type, they had young kids and now a single mom and tragedy - please keep them in your prayers.
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Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #27 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Comment #25. yes they have a very likely suspect and are looking for him.
Comment Profile ImageERIN
Comment #28 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm
So it sounds like the SDSO should look down the high school until the suspect is apprehended, Oh please people. This is an isolated homicide. Not a shooting spree. What next? School lockdowns for hit and run drivers. Stop the Monday morning quarterbacking and let the professionals do their job.
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #29 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm
How utterly sad! What a crazy world we live in.
Comment Profile ImagePark Resident
Comment #30 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Folks, trust your local law enforcement. If a school needs to be locked down, school administration is notified right away. In this case, the proximity to the high school was not one block away, as stated by a poster here. The neighborhood was not on lock down, therefore the school was safe.
Comment Profile ImageBraemar Resident
Comment #31 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm
I can confirm that the family is a wonderful family and I know them personally. I can say that I've never heard or felt an inkling of any type of domestic issues. They've always seemed to be a happy an polite family who is involved with local sports and are friendly with all the neighbors. Our neighborhood is easy to access, yes it's gated but there are no security guards so all you have to do is wait for a car to come and follow them in. And no there are no cameras around either...
Comment Profile Imagealso neighbor
Comment #32 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Comment #27 - Thank you for your update, we live up the street and have been very worried all day. From what you know, should we be worried for our safety if we live in the neighborhood?
Comment Profile ImageFUHS Student
Comment #33 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm
The school did not mention it to any of the students, and it was not locked down. There has not been any danger, from what we've seen.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrookian
Comment #34 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm
This is a gated community that anyone can get into. All you have to do is wait until someone goes through and the gate remains open. As for the lockdown, it is my understanding the gunman was still on the loose, so it possibly could have been warranted. The high school is accessed daily by the Peppertree kids who hop the fence at Berwick Woods (other end of Braemar Terrace) daily to get to the front of the high school. Any gunman could do the same thing. However, the high school is surrounded by a huge black fence, with a guard. That many have played into the Sheriff's decision not to call for a lockdown
Comment Profile ImageBill L
Comment #35 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm
Let's all pray for this family. Have faith in the police and stop making this about yourselves. This is a tragic situation in our community there is no need for divisiveness.
Comment Profile Imagelogicman
Comment #36 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm
Pray to who? I think if god cared for this family he wouldn't have let some guy kill their husband / dad.
Comment Profile ImageMark
Comment #37 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Thanks for the story. More than the major news has. Good info from neighbors. I dont believe it was random either.
Comment Profile Imageneighbor
Comment #38 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm
#32. I am really close, I mean REALLY close to the scene. neighborhood ok. I can't say what I know because of the investigation but I'm telling you we are ok. this is a very isolated incident. There is apparently media at the end of the street but this neighborhood is a maze so you can see places in this neighborhood that don't necessarily have street access.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #39 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm
Question for those favoring a lock down. What does it accomplish? (not being a smart alec- really want to know). If the person doing the crime wanted to go to the school and shot people, how would a lock down prevent that? As stated above it was not a spree killing - it was targeted. (Spree killers go where there are muiltiple targets - a home is not one of those places). Were it a spree killer though, how would a lock down help? what excatly is a lock down other than keeping the kids in a classroom? Does a lock down bring armed police to the school as protection? Does a lock down involve a means to keep everyone out?
Comment Profile ImageFriend and fuhs student
Comment #40 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm
The son was one of my best friends and I was told by another one of my friends earlier that him and his father got into a big fight yesterday,he also told me that he may have killed himself but I don't think that's what happened he doesn't seem like he would do that.the school said nothing of the subject today at all like it didn't even happen.
Comment Profile ImageAnotherBraemarResident
Comment #41 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm
Thank you Village News for keeping us as updated as possible. Being away from home all day at work, these updates have been welcomed. We are hurting for our neighbor and hope that the family will be ok.
Comment Profile ImageNeighbor
Comment #42 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm
They do have a suspect. You are going to be very shocked to learn who did this. Also, I am pretty sure they were not married. His last name is not Salinas. This is so sad!!
Comment Profile Image.
Comment #43 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm
#42 they were married just she used her original last name for buisiness
Comment Profile ImageDJH
Comment #44 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm
@42 - The Neighbor

Could you make this about yourself anymore? Either say the info or don't post. Stop with the vagaries.
Comment Profile ImageNeighbor
Comment #45 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Wait until the facts get out. You will be surprised.
Comment Profile ImageTyler
Comment #46 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm
I live 1 block away from where it happened i saw swat outside my window and them moving in they don't have a suspect yet but there working on it
Comment Profile Imagetruth 987
Comment #47 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm
Neighbor, you are horrible. Shame on you for creating nonsense, hurt and gossip. Good god. Sounds like someone who is betraying their family to me. Ugly
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Comment #48 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm
@42 Neighbor--right. wait until the facts get out. You spoke too much already.
Comment Profile Imagepepper tree
Comment #49 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:28 pm
It seems as if we have a Sherlock Holmes on our hands. Neighbor so glad you know everything when the entire family is still sitting at the Sheriffs office. What an idiot you are.
Comment Profile ImageRigo
Comment #50 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm
I just found out, and I am really surprised. Neighbor #45, your were right! Wow!
Comment Profile ImageIBAM
Comment #51 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm
What a tragedy. May he rest in peace.
Comment Profile ImageLeila
Comment #52 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm
#16 Was the person who was yelling Bible quotes at the High School, the same one who stands out in the Albertson's parking lot and does that? (Wish people who did that would realize that It's going to turn many more people off to your beliefs and religion, than it will ever "convert")
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook
Comment #53 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm
Locking down the school would have sent the community into panic with parents cramming cars around it,..the shooter had committed the crime in a gated community in a home much farther away than mentioned,...the high school is fenced all around and accessible only through present security.
Comment Profile Image@neighbor
Comment #54 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm
So, are you saying that the son killed his father?
Comment Profile ImageCimarron
Comment #55 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm
The only thing that would surprise me is that the shooter is age 5 or under. Give it a rest with your childish " I know something you don't know."
Comment Profile ImageResident
Comment #56 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm
So what's the big secret? Who did this?
Comment Profile ImagePenelope Richards
Comment #57 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm
Last week I was in a police lock down at River Village shopping Center in my office for 40 min. due to a car jacker. Helicopters, police snipers positioned, squad cars everywhere and police dogs who sniffed out the perpetrator. Bonsall Elementary went into lock down too. Now a murder in Fallbrook...what is going on in our community!?!? So much for "Smallbrook" living. I have faith in our police and my heart goes out to the family about their loss.
Comment Profile Imagejohnny ustacks
Comment #58 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm
R.I.P uncle geoward.. You taught me how to become a man and you exposed me to a lot of new things..
Comment Profile ImageMarcam
Comment #59 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm
Thank you, Village News. I was home alone, and heard the helicopter circling for about an hour. I appreciate being able to get information from you when there is nothing on local TV. I live between the high school and the crime scene.
Comment Profile Imagejohnny ustacks
Comment #60 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm
We will miss you
Comment Profile Imagelongtime resident
Comment #61 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm
#53
The school has several points of unattended entrances. One can simply walk right in. The only 'guard' is the person sitting at the front gate. The school is not secure.
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Comment Profile Imagelongtime resident
Comment #62 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Thoughts and prayers to this family.
Comment Profile ImageOne good looking guy
Comment #63 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm
My heart and prayers go out to the family, but I think this did Merritt the lockdown of the high school just as a precaution based on the proximity of the crime scene. I pray they catch whoever is responsible for this tragedy.
Comment Profile ImageNeighbor
Comment #64 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Whoever is posting capitalized Neighbor is not same as me with little n. I don't know who that person is. At last info they had a pretty likely suspect. But out of respect for family, whom I know, I won't print. Don't want the 2 children reading this thread and seeing it all. Not a suicide. Nonetheless very sad situation for the family.
Comment Profile ImagePepper tree resident/
Comment #65 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm
To answer how you get in a gated community is simple... if there is no guard just follow the car in front of you. People all the time go in and then do a u turn or turn into the first or second street so they dont have to wait for the light.
Comment Profile ImageLegal Citizen and Vet
Comment #66 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm
Unfortunately #13, you are correct.. Amen #14 and #56, it isnt smallbrook anymore... Again, very unfortunate how bad our town has decintigrated the past 50+ years.
Comment Profile ImageResident
Comment #67 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm
My heart goes out to the family. Young kids now without a Dad. A wife without a husband. It is just sad and meaningless tragity. Thank you to the first responders and the people that called 911.
Comment Profile ImageLegal Citizen and Vet
Comment #68 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm
But No matter whom the individual is (legal or not), pray for his family and those who loved the victim...Especially his kids.
Comment Profile Imagebrookster666
Comment #69 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:16 am
...... people tripping out over everyday living in FALLBROOK things like this happen everydaythey just dnt. Get this much attention or importance....612
Comment Profile ImageFallbrookian
Comment #70 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:11 am
So the mother-in-law kills him, right after the daughter leaves to take the kids to school.....hmmm, when is she going to be arrested for conspiracy? The only viable reason a mother-in-law does hurts the man her child is married to is if they both hated him. I would hope the detectives are looking into that.
Comment Profile ImageERIN
Comment #71 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:17 am
It sounds like Grandma went off the deep end.
Comment Profile Imageflbkgirl
Comment #72 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:37 am
Mother in law killed him!! So sad :(
Comment Profile ImageMartha
Comment #73 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:41 am
The MIL? How sad. RIP.
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #74 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:55 am
Psst, repeal the Second Amendment.
Comment Profile Imagefallbrook resident
Comment #75 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:56 am
The police have arrested her mom. This is so sad beyond words. Remember your thoughts and words do hurt.
Comment Profile Imagerugby player
Comment #76 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:03 am
He was my coach for rugby he was the best
Comment Profile ImageNosing around
Comment #77 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:15 am
What is the victim's nationality?
Comment Profile ImageDJH
Comment #78 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:51 am
@Penelope Richards -

Stop being a drama queen. It was a little old yenta, like yourself, who did it. No need to get worried about precious "Smallbrook".

Keepin' it real in the comments,
DJH
Comment Profile ImageK Lee
Comment #79 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:31 am
Wow, appears way too many people are concerned about being "in the know" of who did it. Rather disgusting. Happy to see the post from Penelope Richards - her heart goes out to the family. It's a tragedy - love, support and kind comments are what should be posted here. And to the people who posted the details of neighborhood access - shame on you. Have you ever heard the phrase "loose lips sink ships"?
Comment Profile ImageH8 gossip girls
Comment #80 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:54 am
Neighbor the facts are coming out and I'm not surprised. Way to build up drama and hype you troll! Rest in peace Coach! I know your rugby kids are mourning your loss.
Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #81 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:28 am
Well...well....well.... as predicted....... it looks like the "drama queens" here were all bent out of shape for NOTHING.

Unless you think the Mom-in-law was going to go postal at the school?

Always enjoy watching all you arm-chair quarterbacks who think they know more than the police.
Comment Profile ImageFR86
Comment #82 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:29 am
Anyone know what business the Mother-in- Law was arrested at in town?
Comment Profile ImageEduardo
Comment #83 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Unfortunately violent crime has caught up with Fallbrook thanks to the liberals for keeping the Mexicans and Indians flourishing in what was a decent comminity. Fallbrook area has eroded and crime is now infested the area. I lived in Peppertree Park for several years and it stands out as a target for crime but I never expected to see people that live there resort to such measures. And yes I'm Mexican and do nt like the Mexicans in the area. Nothing but troublr, violence and gangs.
Comment Profile ImageFuninsd
Comment #84 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
The Mother in-law would sit out in front of a coffee shop daily and have her smokes
Comment Profile ImageWhy?
Comment #85 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm
What is the motive?
Comment Profile ImageOutside of the Community
Comment #86 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Who cares what business they found her in??? This man served his country, was a great husband and father to his wife and children. He also was a positive role model as a coach to the youth in your community. It is an unfortunate situation. The authorities are conducting the investigation and the justice system will handle who pulled the trigger. GMan should be allowed to rest in peace and his family should not have to read some of these petty, insensitive comments and "theories" about domestic violence, etc. What they need is support, love and prayers in their time of grief.
Comment Profile ImageAmendment lover
Comment #87 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm
comment #73 "pst...repeal the 2nd amendment"? Wow, how very foolish you must be. Then what amendment would follow? You're right to freedom of speech?
Comment Profile ImageDR DR
Comment #88 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm
Mother-in-law sure must have been mad!! It takes a lot more than guts to fire a pistol at another human being. Wow, so so sorry to the family.
Comment Profile Imagecrushed
Comment #89 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Fallbrookian, What a dummy you are. I am sick over what you wrote about his wife. State your name and number you coward. Post if for everyone to see! You don't know anything about her. She is adored by many. A wonderful human being.
Comment Profile ImageFR86
Comment #90 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm
To Outside the Community

Because I'd like to know and it goes to showing her state of mind. Further, the FVN provides this as a forum for the community. If you don't like what you see here DON'T READ IT.
Comment Profile ImageFreddy
Comment #91 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm
I am just speculating, but maybe she was starting to lose her marbles. Maybe he wanted to put her in a nursing home and she wasn't going for it. I mean obviously anyone who murders another human being is not right mentally. Unless of course it's war or self defense against someone trying to murder you. Pure speculation people. My condolences to all that loved the man.
Comment Profile Imagelame
Comment #92 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Lee if u repeal guns...out come the knives...personall id rather get shot than slashed up...
Comment Profile ImageLMAO
Comment #93 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm
@Lame and Amendment Lover: Don't waste your breath on Lee, his needle is stuck in one groove.
Comment Profile ImageRN
Comment #94 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm
Not lame. Making hand guns illegal would really go along way to bringing down our homicide rate. I work emergency room. Guns are very effective in killing people. Knives much less so. Between 2000 and 2010 more than 335,000 people have died due to firearms.
Comment Profile ImageDJH
Comment #95 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm
Wow, all of you Arm Chair Deceives need to get a job. You guys are no better than the scum that is killing our beautiful community!!

Freddy - Re read what you posted and try again, TryHard.

I agree with the Second Amendment guy. Revoke it before it kills us all.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #96 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm
RN - hand guns are illegal in Chicago, homicide rate by guns is high, Guns are mostly illegal in Mexico - Iraq is safer. Of the 335,000 people (your number) how many were killed by cops? How many in self defense? From the FBI (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-1) the violent crimes for that period were 178,000 (not broken down by handguns or even homicide) so under 1/2 of the deaths you mention were crimes- the rest were deaths of criminals by law enforcement or in self defense. Some small percentage were probably suicides or accidents. Those criminal deaths are in place of innocent people, so with guns that many more innocent people would have died.
Comment Profile Imagekcd
Comment #97 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm
Did you read the article? The school did NOT need to be on lock down...they already had her in custody. All three of my daughters went thru Fallbrook High School and there were far worse issues that never had the school locked down. Relax parents, the Sheriffs department knows what they are doing and were in contact with the school.
Comment Profile Imagecomander
Comment #98 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm
Eduardo comment #83. the people involved in this crime are not Mexicans, and it happened in your gated community, do you really know what your talking about?
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Comment Profile Imagecomander
Comment #99 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm
Eduardo, I hope no body finds out who u r or where u live
Comment Profile Imagejr
Comment #100 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm
guns illegal is lame. only criminals will have them. get real. U THINK they follow laws?
Comment Profile ImageLocal Gal
Comment #101 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm
This is so wrong and sad at the same time. so many emotions are out there.Just by reading what people have posted shows we all speak before we truly think. I am so sorry for all family and friends I'm sure the pain is deep and will be so for a while. My heart and prayers go out to all that are willing to receive my kindness.this is no way against others that do not believe. So the burning question is WHY? does anyone really know? All the kids that had him as a coach just remember him in spirit and know violence is not the answer.as we all can see it causes more problems and grief than needed...
Comment Profile ImageMDK
Comment #102 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm
@DJH...you know it, spot on, except your speeling, which doesn't surprise me.
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #103 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm
@ #94 RN and #95 DJH

Thank you.
Comment Profile ImageMexicantoo
Comment #104 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Eduardo ?! Or should I say Edward instead ??? If you are educated at all you would know how to read&comprehend that it had nothing to do with your nationality / race... But if I were you U !!!
Let's just focus on the loss and the family...
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Comment #105 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm
R.I.P. Coach Geo
Comment Profile ImageDJH
Comment #106 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:57 am
Eduardo is telling the truth.

Gun crimes are out of control in "Smallbrook". Something needs to be done about it. Maybe the boarder check should be moved south of Fallbrook? Temecula seems like it's a safer place to raise a nice family.

I was in MM (Major Market for people not in the know) and I saw a PUNK teenager with a huge bulge under his shirt. What do you think that was? I felt not only uncomfortable that there was this teen with a unidentified bulge but he was acting very strangely like he was on drugs or something.

Don't even ask me what race he was...
Comment Profile ImageVillage News Patron
Comment #107 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:13 am
Ooops....I meant to say The Union Tribune (not NCT)!
Comment Profile Imagefern
Comment #108 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:08 am
The idiotic comments here are off the charts. Eduardo or whatever your name is your in a league of your own? DJH Why are you looking at teen age boys? Bunch of Clowns.

Fallbrook lost a good Man. A Proud Chamorro Warrior. RIP Gman
Comment Profile ImageTeach
Comment #109 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:16 am
The family and friends of the deceased man should be the primary focus of others' concern for their loss and their grieving process. Stop making this about race or the decline of the decency of the community. As sad as it is, these things happen daily all over the country, and this is no more of a problem here than it is anywhere else. As we learn more about the circumstances we can judge for ourselves what led to this, but the issue of ignorant, uneducated gang / criminal elements in this community are just like the issue is in any community these days. Peppertree Park is no less safe a place to be than it was the day before this isolated murder sadly took place.
Comment Profile ImageNeighbor
Comment #110 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:17 am
So, DHJ.... which is it ? Your comment #78 or #106.
Comment Profile ImageDR DR
Comment #111 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm
Eduardo is saying what most people never would about their own race...racist he is not, all you racists...he's Mexican, and saying more and more Mexican's are coming into Fallbrook, and many worse ones than earlier years.

...but I think the bad compete with other bad, trying to be the worst bad so he looks real bad to his brothas.

No matter what the skin color, there are bad and good people - white, black, brown, yellow - and every town has them.
Comment Profile Imagefern
Comment #112 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Huh? Your not a real DR are you? Made no sense. Eduardo is ignorant and his whole argument is irrelevant just like your sad attempt of an explanation for his comments.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrookian
Comment #113 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm
---comment unapproved---

TO FALLBROOKIAN - The information you are insinuating is not based on any correct information and is libelous. We are unable to approve your comments when they are along this line. My advice is to wait for the trial and I'm sure you will have a different understanding of this case at that time.
Thank you, Debbie Ramsey, Editor, Village News
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Comment #114 | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm
A sad situation. Pray for the kids, and the wife, for their loss. Stop assuming and speculating.
For #106 DJH: a young teen with a bulge in his pants, seriously?! Why are you looking? If you're married, this becomes a whole other thread, and believe you me, these comments will be really interesting.
Comment Profile ImageWizard of Fallbrook
Comment #115 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 7:35 am
Our son plays on Football team and Rugby team....with Coach G...

It was a family disturbance (dispute)...that's it....

Heartbroken family and Kids on the sports teams....You all are rambling on....while we lost a Coach and teacher from our high school......Very nice guy...been here about 10years...liked by all the guys on the team....tough loss for us all.......

RIP... Coach G
Comment Profile ImageMore Concerned
Comment #116 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 8:24 am
Recently moved here with great opinion of town and people. Was a little concern about the shooting since olive in the area. Now much more concerned about the other people after reading all the comments above. Wow.....look at your own comments people.
Comment Profile ImageSeriously??
Comment #117 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 9:31 am
Every village has it's idiot(s). Many of them appear to comment on this article. RIP Coach G. Praying for the family.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Mom
Comment #118 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:10 am
Doesn't surprise me.... there are so many uncompassionate people who comment on Village News.
Comment Profile ImageLove Fallbrook
Comment #119 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm
to 'More Concerned' pleasee don't worry about your move to Fallbrook it is truly a wonderful place to raise a family and live. Remember a few bad apples doesn't spoil the whole bunch. There is so much more compassion in this community than you're seeing here, these naysayers are just the loud mouths every town has to deal with. My prayers are for the family and friends that have lost a dear loved one. May he RIP.
Comment Profile ImageFEB1970
Comment #120 | Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm
comander
Comment #99 I totally agree with you! Eduardo, I hope no body finds out who u r.
Comment Profile ImageRoute 66
Comment #121 | Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:15 am
Wished my M I L would put me outta my miserable marriage. ..her daughter turned out to be just like her...not what I was looking for...darn
Comment Profile ImageFormer Fallbrookian
Comment #122 | Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Very Sad. My heart goes out to the family.
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Comment Profile ImageFormer Fallbrookian
Comment #123 | Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm
Kudos to Law Enforcement!
Comment Profile ImageHeartbroken
Comment #124 | Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Be careful with what you say...his family and friends will read this and they are already having a horrible time with this terrible tragic event in their lives. My fiancée died on fathers day here in fallbrook and I read and still read all the comments made about him and the accident. Some days Im so sad and read stuff that makes me smile and other comments will really put you in the dumps. Just speak nice or don't speak at all!! Why do you feel the need to say such harsh words when it has nothing to do with you?
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook_MoM
Comment #125 | Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Maybe some of you 'don't know' what it's like to live with a bully and no matter how many times you try to cry out for help, psychological abuse is the hardest to prove. My prayers to your family Laura, if not for God, there go i in this story could be about many of us with nice looking families go to church and even local sheriff's won't do more than say, 'normal teen or family drama'.. behind closed doors betcha this mother-n-law just couldn't take one more abusive word ask the kids let people share shame is not a fun game behind places where there's no help except live out another day and smile. So sorry for this family.

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