Witness: Ex-Assembly Speaker's Son Admitted Stabbing Man

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SAN DIEGO - A man has testified that the sonof a former Assembly speaker and his friend admitted stabbing someone during a fightnear San Diego State University last October.

John Murray's testimony came Wednesday at apreliminary hearing for Esteban Nunez, Rafael Garcia, Ryan Jett and LeshanorThomas. Nunez is the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. The four arecharged with the murder of college student Luis Santos outside a fraternityparty.

Murray testified that Nunez told him hestabbed someone in the shoulder and Jett stabbed someone, too. Murray testifiedthat the confrontation began as a verbal exchange and escalated.

At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing,a judge will determine if there is enough evidence against the defendants for themto stand trial.  

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