San Carlos Man on Trial for Samurai Sword Killing and Sanity

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The trial of Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta, a man charged with killing the mother of his infant child using a samurai sword, commenced on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Redwood City, California. Prosecutors are tasked with establishing Landaeta’s sanity at the time of the crime, rather than proving he committed the act. Landaeta, 33, is accused of killing Karina Castro, 27, after a violent argument between the two in front of her …

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