Mental Evaluation Ordered for Woman who Shot Son-in-Law

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    Cynthia Cdebaca at her arraignment on Feb. 18, 2014

    A woman accused of killing her son-in-law -- and saying she'd do it again -- was expected to appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

    Instead, the judge ordered Cynthia Cdebaca, 63, to undergo a mental competency evaluation.

    Deputies responded to Braemer Terrace in Fallbrook's gated Peppertree Park community on the morning of Feb. 11. Geoward Flores Eustaquio, 53, was found shot to death at the home he shared with his wife, children and mother-in-law.

    Cdebaca told the authorities that her son-in-law made a comment about her outfit before the shooting. She fired at Eustaquio at least 15 times, stopping twice to reload, according to prosecutors.

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    NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the homicide investigation into the death of Geoward Eustaquio, who was found shot multiple times inside the home on Braemer Terrace he shared with his mother-in-law Cynthia Katherine Cdebaca.

    She then went to Denny's for breakfast, gambled at Pechanga Resort & Casino, purchased cigarettes at a liquor store and visited a Fallbrook coffee shop, where she was ultimately arrested.

    Eustaquio was a military reservist, a real estate agent and a rugby coach for local kids.

    The victim’s sons told NBC 7 that their father and grandmother often clashed over his “tough love” parenting style.

    Cdebaca’s hearing has been rescheduled for Aug. 6.

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