A spokesperson for the San Diego jails said the man believed to be responsible for the fatal stabbing of a local Naval Officer continues to be held without bail.
Defendant Zachary Tenario is reported to have placed a call to authorities at approximately 6:30 am on Sunday. It was during that time that the suspect alerted emergency responders that his older brother, Jonathan Tenorio had been found stabbed to death.
Officers questioned Zachary at the scene. Those conducting the interrogation soon came to believe he was responsible for the crime. He was arrested and transported to the San Diego Central Jail where he was charged with first degree murder.
Tenario was born and raised in Guam and does not have solid ties to the San Diego area, which led jailers to detain him on a no-bail hold. He appeared in court several days later but the judge decided to refrain from allowing the defendant the option of pre-trial release. Court officials are likely to have concerns that if he is released pending trial that he would make an attempt to flee the country to avoid prosecution. He is not scheduled to appear back in court until Feb. 5.
Officers have not yet determined a motive for the crime.
Victim Jonathan Tenario was reportedly born in Guam and graduated from the US Naval Academy less than a year ago. He was subsequently assigned to serve on the USS Bunker Hill. He is survived by his wife, Christine Santos. The couple did not have children.
Tenario’s father said his now jailed son had traveled to the US to participate in a jiu-jitsu tournament.