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Love Triangle at Center of Navy Man’s Stabbing at El Cajon Condo

Deputies discovered that the Navy sailor and his wife had been stabbed

The wife of a United States Navy sailor told a judge Tuesday that she was seeing the man accused of stabbing her husband to death.

Anderson Lopes, a 24-year-old active duty Navy man, returned to their condominium on Pinkard Way in unincorporated El Cajon on March 6 and saw his wife with 26-year-old Dylan Poston, also a Navy sailor, Lopes' wife said at Poston's preliminary hearing. 

She told the judge that Lopes, who had a history of abuse, pushed her during an argument about their relationship. 

Although the two were going through a divorce, the wife said the two were still living together with their son. 

The two men got into a fight and Poston stabbed Lopes. It was not clear at what point in the confrontation the stabbing occurred. 

While conducting a preliminary investigation, San Diego sheriff's deputies discovered that both Lopes and his wife had been stabbed.

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Lopes' wife called 911 just after 10:30 p.m. to report her husband was injured and not breathing, deputies said. 

Lopes was treated by Lakeside Fire Department personnel at the scene and transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The San Diego County medical examiner testified Tuesday that Lopes had five total stab wounds and eight other cuts to his body. 

Deputies detained Poston at the scene and a day later he was booked into San Diego Central Jail on one count of murder. 

A judge ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence presented at the preliminary hearing for Poston's trial to proceed. If convicted, he faces 26 years to life in prison. 

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