By Emily Foxhall
A man accused of killing a registered sex offender in a San Juan Capistrano mobile home park and attacking a second victim days later goes on trial Monday for murder.
Robert Vasquez, 36, could face a sentence of life in state prison without parole if convicted, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
On Dec. 1, 2011, Vasquez allegedly waited for [name withheld], 55, to leave his mobile home in San Juan Capistrano and then punched him in the back of his head, officials said.
Vasquez is accused of stabbing [name withheld] repeatedly and killing him.
Vasquez wanted to kill the man because [name withheld] was a registered sex offender, said Ebrahim Baytieh, the deputy district attorney who is prosecuting the case.
Two days later, on Dec. 3, Vasquez was arrested at a friend's home, where he had allegedly assaulted his friend's brother with a metal object, Baytieh said.
That victim, [name withheld], 44, suffered fractures to bones around his nose and mouth, officials said.