Opening statements in mentally ill veteran’s murder trial

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – On Wednesday, murder suspect Eduardo Arriola sat inside a Vista courtroom in his green jail uniform, as attorneys introduced him to jurors as a mentally ill ex-marine who gunned down his neighbor, Devon Rideout. It happened in 2018 outside of their Oceanside apartment complex while Rideout was walking her new puppy.Witness Jeremy Mitchell is a UPS driver who was making a delivery at the time of the shooting. He described hearing loud bangs and screams. He choked back tears as he described running to help Rideout. “I grabbed her hand. I told her, ‘It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be alright.’ After that, her breathing started to slow,” he told the courtroom.“She was caught by surprise, and she was ambushed,” prosecutor Keith Watanabe told jurors. He said that Arriola is charged with murder in the first degree because, he said, he intentionally shot Rideout multiple times.Watanabe added, “The defendant [told officers], ‘I shot her with my gun because she was a trespasser.’”He also said that her name was later found etched on the radiator of Arriola’s car.“Mr. Arriola is

Rady Children’s honors kidney donors

Wednesday, Rady Children’s Hospital honored those who’ve changed the lives of young people by donating a kidney.The special celebration is in honor of Living Donor Day and kicks off National Donate Life Month.Over the past two years, surgeons at Rady Children’s performed 11 kidney transplants from a living donor to a patient.During the ceremony, each recipient and donor received a medal from their nurses and doctors.Some of the young patients waited months and even years on the transplant list.”Dialysis is very rough on kids. It really impacts their life and their future and what this donation does is it gives them hope. It gives them a future,” said Dr. Elizabeth Ingulli, the Medical Director of Rady Children’s Kidney Transplant Program.21-year-old Benjamin Lopez is one of the kidney transplant recipients who attended the ceremony.Lopez said he started going into renal failure at the age of 14 and had to have both of his kidneys removed.Last March, he received a kidney, donated by his father.”I know that he really cared for me at that time to be able to do something like that… it really shows how

YouTube TV customers: How to view ABC 10News

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Vaccine Clinic to focus on refugee, immigrant communities

El Cajon, CA (KGTV) – There’s a new effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in San Diego County’s eastern communities.Dalia Mohammed is an outreach worker with License to Freedom. She got vaccinated as soon as she was eligible and told as many people as possible.”To show the community, hey, I got the vaccine. I’m doing great. Now, it’s your turn to go get the vaccine and save lives,” said Mohammed. License to Freedom is a non-profit that helps domestic violence victims and members of the refugee population. The organization is working to encourage people who may be vaccine-hesitant to get the shot. “We come from a war-torn country. We come from a place where government is to not be trusted, so it’s very difficult for people to understand,” said Mohammed. Language barriers are another issue. Since the pandemic started, Mohammed has been translating information to the middle eastern communities in El Cajon. “When Covid-19 first started, it was very difficult for them to understand what COVID-19 is,” said Mohammed, adding, more than a year later, there are still a lot of questions. “People are afraid. They’re

Snow in Mount Laguna creates a winter wonderland for visitors

MOUNT LAGUNA, Calif. (KGTV) — Residents of San Diego County came out in droves Saturday to see snow that has blanketed even lower elevations of the mountains.The base of Mount Laguna looked like a winter wonderland with children throwing snowballs and sledding down hills not normally covered by snow.“We usually plan to go up like 40 minutes but there’s no reason cause it’s all here,” Kristi Lyons, a San Diego mom, said at the base of the mountain.“There are snowball fights. We can make snowmen. It’s very fun,” said Ali Alusbi, 10.Levi Lyons, 8, came with his parents and was decked out in snow goggles.“It’s so fun because there’s so many mountains to slide down and you can make so many snowballs.”At higher elevations, the crowds were even larger with dozens of people sledding down hills and making snowmen.Escondido resident Kulbinder Bains brought his four Siberian Huskies to start training them to pull him in the snow.“It’s kind of a hobby,” Bains said.

Tips for driving home for Thanksgiving

Thousands of San Diegans prepped their cars Wednesday by filling up with gas and putting air in their tires ahead of a long drive home for the holiday. But the drive out of San Diego will take more than a readied engine.“Traffic’s going to take a day to get through,” said Benjamin Suarez.It’ll take time.“I know it’s going to be crazy, but got to get through it one way or another,” Suarez said.AAA says anyone driving out of San Diego on Wednesday should have left before 11 am or after 8 pm. On Thursday, the best time to drive is before 4 pm and after 8 pm.“Usually, I have to leave around 6-7 at night, and that’s usually when traffic is the worst,” said Eric Guillies.For the first time in four years, San Diegan Eric Guillis was able to head over to his family in Lancaster early. But other drivers weren’t as lucky.“I’m waiting for my girlfriend to get off, so I’ll leave this area around 6 pm,” said Zach Brewster. “It’s not a great time to be traveling. I’ll probably take another hour, two

Many rescued Beagles now thriving in homes across San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Many of the 108 Beagles that arrived in San Diego a few weeks ago are now settling into their forever homes and thriving.“It was the greatest day ever when they got here on August 31,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society.“In the few weeks that happened since then, they’ve nearly all been adopted.”About 4,000 Beagles were recently rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia. They were to be sold to animal testing labs. It has been a nationwide effort to get the dogs into loving homes across the country.“We didn’t know what to expect, these were animals that grew up in cages,” said Weitzman. “They lived their whole lives in cages, maybe had never been outside, never really been held by people.”He said the 108 Beagles that arrived here weeks ago were given medical exams, microchipped, spayed, and neutered. About 50 of the Beagles remained with the SD Humane Society while the rest went to rescue partners across the region.Weitzman said there were more than 4,400 adoption interest forms for the 50 dogs.45 of

Can doctors prescribe abortion pills across state lines?

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) — As people around the world react to the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe vs. Wade, there are growing questions about what telehealth options will exist for women in states that ban abortion.ABC 10News reporter Madison Weil spoke with a healthcare attorney about the future of abortion pills nationwide.“The discussion around abortion has changed in terms of technology in terms of medication,” said Harry Nelson, a California-based attorney and partner at Nelson Hardiman.Nelson specializes in giving legal advice to telehealth providers, many of which provide women’s health services. He says today, more than half of all abortions take place privately at home with pills often prescribed virtually – sometimes even mailed to patients.“Specifically, mifepristone and misoprostol which are the two medications that are used up to 10 weeks in pregnancy,” he explained.The question now is will this be an option for women in states where abortion is banned? “There will become…all of these questions about where people live and who is allowed to treat them,” said Nelson. “The general rule is a patient is supposed to be treated

Hundreds honor Memorial Day at Mt. Soledad

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) – On Monday, hundreds of people gathered at the top of Mt. Soledad for a Memorial Day ceremony.Organizers said that the service included veterans from across the county who were looking to pause and recognize the freedom enjoyed and preserved for generations by young soldiers who answered the call to serve.Maj. Megan McClung was paid a special tribute. The 34 year-old Camp Pendleton Marine was killed in Iraq in 2006.Sgt. Maj. Neil O’Connell is the Executive Director of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. “Among [us], we have veterans who served in Iraq in the same battle spaces as Megan, through the tenuous times of very dangerous locations and personal sacrifices,” he told the crowd.Maj. McClung worked with journalists in Iraq, where she served as a media relations officer. As she was escorting reporters, an IED hidden off the road struck her convoy, taking her life and the lives of others.Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland saw her that same morning and described how her efforts helped change the narrative about the war. “It was her words that helped change minds

Japanese Friendship Garden Cherry Blossom Festival returns in Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Each year, tens of thousands of San Diegans and tourists rush to enjoy Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship garden. There’s a time limit on the park’s hundreds of blossoming cherry trees which will lose their petals once San Diego weather begins to warm once again. KUSI’s Mark Mathis went live at the garden with a sneak preview of its attractions. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending