Parolee charged with murder of half-brother

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SAN DIEGO — A man already in custody on an unrelated charge was re-arrested Thursday on suspicion of fatally bludgeoning his half-brother in a Mountain View-area alley last week, authorities reported.

Jose Hernan Meza, 35, was expected to face a murder charge in connection with the death of 25-year-old Jorge Jimenez, according to San Diego police.

Officers responding to reports of a possibly injured person in a neighborhood near Mount Hope Cemetery found Jimenez lying on an access road off the 3700 block of Hemlock Street at about 11:15 p.m. July 7.

Medics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from blunt- force head trauma two days later, Lt. Mike Hastings said.

Last Friday, the county Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Jimenez’s death a homicide.

Detectives have determined that on the day Jimenez was mortally wounded, he got into fight with Meza, according to Hastings.

“The cause of the altercation is still under investigation,” the lieutenant said.

Jimenez has been in custody for an alleged parole violation since July 8, according to jail records. His arraignment in the homicide case was set for Monday afternoon.