Arrests made in deadly stabbing of teenage boy

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Two men were behind bars Tuesday in connection with a knife assault that wounded three teenagers, one fatally, along a walking trail near the mouth of the San Luis Rey River.

Cesar Jesus Robles, 21, was booked into county jail last Tuesday on suspicion of taking part in the fatal Oct. 21 assault off the 400 block of San Luis Rey Drive in Oceanside, according to police.

On Thursday, Coryell Constantine Taylor, 37, was booked for allegedly participating in the stabbing attack, which fatally wounded Oceanside High School graduate Alan Sandoval, 17, and left two companions — another 17-year- old boy and an 18-year-old man — with minor injuries.

The deadly assault apparently stemmed from a confrontation and ensuing argument between the victims and the suspects, police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Exactly what sparked the dispute was unclear, he said.

The slain youth “had a great heart (and was) always willing to help others in need,” states a message on a page dedicated to raising money for his family.

The slain teen had planned to attend community college and hoped to become a firefighter, one of his sisters told the Union-Tribune.

Robles and Taylor, both Oceanside residents, were being held at George Bailey Detention Facility and San Diego Central Jail on bail of $2 million and $3 million, respectively, pending further court proceedings.