Woman Accused of Shooting Son-in-Law Competent for Trial: Judge

A Fallbrook woman accused of killing her son-in-law – shooting him 15 times and stopping twice to reload – is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge has decided.

Cynthia Cdebaca, 63, went before Judge Ruston Maino on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether she understood the charges against her and could assist in her own defense.

The judge determined Cdebaca fit for trial.

Cdebaca’s son-in-law, Geoward Flores Eustaquio, 53, was found shot to death the morning of Feb. 11 at the home he shared with his wife, children and mother-in-law in a gated Fallbrook community.

Cdebaca told the authorities that her son-in-law made a comment about her outfit before the shooting.

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.

She reportedly told police “if he were here she would kill him again,” a deputy district attorney has said.

Cdebaca’s next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 16.

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