Zachary Tenorio Held Without Bail in Brother's Death

Jonathan Jake Tenorio, 25, of Guam was found dead early Sunday

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    A jiu jitsu athlete from Guam will remain in custody without bail while he awaits his arraignment on first degree murder charges in his brother's death.

    Zachary Tenorio, 21, appeared in a downtown courtroom in San Diego for a scheduled arraignment in connection with the stabbing death of his brother, Jonathan Jake Tenorio.

    The body of Jake Tenorio, 25, was found Sunday by San Diego police officers in a unit at the River Front condo complex on Camino De La Reina in Mission Valley.

    Both men are originally from Guam.

    Zachary Tenorio Appears in Court

    [DGO] Zachary Tenorio Appears in Court
    Zachary Tenorio, 21, appeared in a downtown courtroom in San Diego for a scheduled arraignment in connection with the stabbing death of his brother, Jonathan Jake Tenorio.

    Zach Tenorio was the one who called police Sunday morning to report his brother's death. Now he is in police custody accused in the crime.

    Criminal defense attorney Tom Warwick requested a delay in the formal arraignment because he doesn't have a signed agreement with the defendant's family to represent Zachary.

    The San Diego District Attorney's Office was prepared to proceed but the judge agreed to delay the hearing until next Tuesday.

    In the meantime, Zachary Tenorio will be held without bail.

    Investigators say there are a lot of unanswered questions about what happened.

    "We're not exactly sure what happened. There must have been some sort of argument, some sort of physical altercation that led to the victim being stabbed," San Diego police Lt Jorge Duran said.

    Supporters appeared in court for the hearing and left without speaking to the media. Many expected the suspect's father to be among them as media reports from Guam stated that Joe Tenorio had traveled to San Diego to speak with investigators.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Jake Tenorio was assigned to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer on USS Bunker Hill.

    The case has attracted a lot of attention across the nation because of Jake Tenorio's record as a three-time Brigade boxing champion on the U.S. Naval Academy Boxing Team.