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A Spring Valley man, already awaiting trial in the throat-slashing murders of three people and the attempted murder of a fourth, was charged with three new slayings. A spokesman for the San Diego County district attorney's office said the new counts accused David Allen Lucas, 29, of the murders of Suzanne Jacobs, 31; her 3-year-old son, Colin, and Gayle Roberta Garcia, a San Diego real estate agent. Another man, Johnny Massingale of Harlan, Ky., was originally charged in the Jacobs case but was released after spending 10 months in jail awaiting trial. Lucas already faces trial in the murders of Anne Catherine Swanke, 22; Rhonda Strang, 24, and 3-month-old Amber Fisher.

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