Stepson pleads not guilty in stepfather’s stabbing death

Photo courtesy of Isabel AlvaradoAlonso Rodriguez, 19, pleads not guilty. ■ Chronicle News Staff Accused murderer Alonso Rodriguez Jr., 19, pleaded not guilty last week in Banning Superior Court on charges of stabbing his stepfather to death. Rodriguez appeared briefly in court with his attorney but is still being held on $1 million bail although the second person arrested with him has been released, police said. Mario Delacruz, 20, may still be considered a co-conspirator sources said, although police are remaining mum on whether he will be formally charged. Sources close to the case speculated Delacruz may be considering turning state’s evidence in order to secure a reduced charge – or

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