A judge Wednesday ruled there is sufficient evidence to order a Rowland Heights man accused of stabbing his brother and his brother’s pregnant girlfriend last month to stand trial, officials said.
David Campos, 21, has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Sept. 13 double-stabbing at a home in the 18000 block of Los Palacios Drive in Rowland Heights.
After pleading not guilty to the charges Sept. 17, Campos again appeared in West Covina Superior Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing, court officials said.
At the conclusion of the hearing in West Covina Superior court, after listening to a summary of the case against Campos, a judge determined sufficient evidence existed to order Campos to be held for a trial, court officials said. He was ordered to appear at another hearing Oct. 24 in Pomona Superior Court.
Campos and his 23-year-old brother got into a fight prior to the stabbing, investigators said. Campos allegedly pulled a knife and began slashing.
The brother suffered injuries to his torso, head and dace, officials said.
The brother’s 18-year-old girlfriend also suffered significant stab wounds to her torso after trying to intervene, detectives said.
Both victims, as well as the woman’s fetus, were expected to recover. The reason behind the fight that led to the stabbing has not been released.
Campos was being held in lieu of $120,000 bail pending trial, according to county booking records.