Half-Brother Accused in Fatal Mountain View Fight

Jorge Medina Jimenez was found fatally injured in an alley

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    A man discovered unconscious in a Mountain View alley has died, and his half-brother may be to blame, according to San Diego Police.

    The homicide investigation started after Jorge Medina Jimenez, 25, was found by a passerby in the north alley of 3700 Hemlock Street late July 7.

    Suffering from a head injury, Jimenez was taken to a nearby hospital, but on July 9, he was pronounced dead. Two days later, the medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide.

    SDPD homicide investigators say the night Jimenez was injured, he had gotten into a fight with his half-brother Jose Hernan Meza, 35. It’s unclear what the fight was about, but as it escalated, Jimenez suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was left lying in the alley.

    Once Meza was identified as the suspect, police discovered he was already in custody on a separate incident.

    Detectives charged him with one count of murder Thursday.