The man accused of killing a 17-year-old Lakeside boy pled not guilty to murder in an El Cajon courtroom Tuesday.
Stanley Virgil Lloyd Jr., 19, is being held without bail. Investigators believe that he killed Christopher Carioscia in October 2010. Carioscia's body was found on the Barona Indian Reservation December 4, 2010 after investigators followed up on potential leads.
Lloyd was arrested Friday, March 4 at his Lakeside home in connection to the case and now faces 50 years to life in prison, if convicted.
During the hearing, Lloyd was visibly shaken and cried uncontrollably.
A Carioscia family member said she was pleased with Tuesday's outcome. The family member said she did not want to be identified.
"I was very pleased that there was no bail set, that is what our family was hoping for," she said. "I think Chris just got involved with the wrong crowd and unfortunately his life was taken for it."
Deputies say Carioscia was shot multiple times by a .357 caliber firearm, most likely a revolver.
“During the investigation, detectives recovered a plastic baggie containing .357 bullets consistent with those used to kill Carioscia,” said Sgt. Martinez. “The bag was recovered from an area of the Barona Indian Reservation frequented by people familiar with Carioscia.”
Lloyd is a member of the Barona Indian Reservation and lives there with his family.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS(8477).