No Charges Filed Against Escondido Homicide Suspect: DA

By Monica Garske
|  Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:29 PM PDT
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Police say a man was killed in an "alcohol-fueled" altercation inside an Escondido home. NBC 7's Nicole Gomez reports on the homicide investigation.
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The San Diego District Attorney’s office will not file charges against a man arrested last week in connection with the death of an acquaintance at an Escondido home.

According to Steve Walker, of the District Attorney’s office, the case against Martin Vasquez, 43, has been rejected and is no longer under review.

Vasquez was originally booked into the Vista Detention Center on Friday on one charge of first-degree murder.

That morning, a homicide investigation was launched after police discovered a critically injured man inside a residence in the 300-block of West 7th Avenue in Escondido. The victim had sustained blunt force trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation led police to Vasquez, who was acquaintances with the victim.

Vasquez was arrested in connection with the homicide, which investigators said resulted from some type of “alcohol-fueled” fight between the men at that home in Escondido.

Following Vasquez’s arrest, police said there were no outstanding suspects in the case. Further details regarding the victim’s death or identity were not released.

On Tuesday, prosecutors said they would not be filing charges against Vasquez in connection with this case. Walker did not elaborate on this latest development.

Meanwhile, Vasquez remains in custody on an immigration hold and jail records indicate he is not currently eligible for release.

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