San Diego

A San Diego man charged with two murders was ordered held Tuesday in lieu of $1-million bail.

Jessie Ray Moffet, 30, is accused of shooting Glen Avery, 67, a Kearny Mesa hotel security guard, on Dec. 19, 1987.

Moffet is also charged with killing Debra Owen of Ocean Beach on April 10, 1979.

Moffet pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include eight robberies, five burglaries, one kidnaping for ransom, and two assaults with a deadly weapon.


Moffet had been serving a sentence for grand theft in the state prison in Vacaville but was moved to San Diego to face the charges filed last month against him.

San Diego Municipal Judge H. Ronald Domnitz set a March 13 preliminary hearing.

Two accomplices in the shooting of Avery have pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Michael Murphy, 31, of San Diego is awaiting sentencing March 6 for his guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter. Frank Shipp III, 20, of San Diego, has pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery.