Man accused of killing parents faces judge

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Peter David Haynes

SAN DIEGO — A man accused of fatally shooting his parents in their Sunset Cliffs-area home last year pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges.

Peter David Haynes, 23, was arrested last Nov. 28 in connection with the deaths of Dr. David Haynes — an emergency physician — and Lissa Haynes.

The defendant — who has been diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia — was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial in February and was sent to Patton State Hospital for treatment.

His competency was restored and he was returned to San Diego to face charges a few weeks ago, said Deputy District Attorney Makenzie Harvey.

Friday, Judge David Szumowski reinstated criminal proceedings, ordered Haynes held without bail and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Jan. 12.

On Nov. 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, officers found the victims’ front door open and the parents suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. David Haynes, 62, and Lissa Haynes, 61, died later at a hospital.

Police said David Haynes called for help about 3:10 a.m. before the phone went dead.

The defendant — armed with a handgun — was found about 7:45 a.m. and arrested near his home on Tarento Drive.

2 comments

  • Steven

    Hey we charge DUI suspect for operating vehicles while partially impaired? But we give poor little Peter and alibi for operating a firearm with no brain? Poor Pete I hope they don’t treat you so wrong when you kill your next victim.

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