Update: Judge finds sufficient evidence for Paso Robles murder to be tried
Update posted Dec. 6, 2019
–District Attorney Dan Dow announced this week that following an evidentiary hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 4, a Superior Court Judge has ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Kejuan Guy Bynum to be tried for the murder of Cristopher Vento Wilson (23) who was stabbed to death in Shandon during the early evening of June 1, 2019.
It is also alleged that Bynum personally used a knife during the homicide and that he was previously convicted of robbery which is a violent felony under California’s Three Strikes Law. Bynum faces life in prison if convicted.
Bynum is held without bail at the San Luis Obispo County Jail and is scheduled to return to court for further arraignment on Dec. 18, 2019.
This case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Delaney Henretty.
Every defendant is legally presumed innocent until proven guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Kejuan Bynum charged with murder for Shandon stabbing death
Update posted June 26
–The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced that he has charged Kejuan Guy Bynum with murder for the stabbing death of Christopher Vento Wilson that occurred in Shandon during the early evening of June 1.
Update posted June 6
Update: Suspect identified in Shandon stabbing case
–The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the suspect involved in an assault with a deadly weapon which occurred on June 1 in Shandon.
Deputies responded to a report of a fight in the 200 block of Escondido Way where one man had been stabbed. The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Christopher Vento Wilson of Paso Robles.
During the course of the investigation, Detectives determined the suspect was a passenger in a vehicle leaving the area. Detectives followed the vehicle and made a high-risk traffic stop at the 4th Street exit off Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The Sheriff’s Office is identifying the suspect as 26-year-old Kejuan Guy Bynum of Atascadero. He is currently being held in County Jail for violating his parole. Bynum has not been formally charged. Detectives will be meeting with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office later this week regarding charges against Bynum. The investigation is continuing. No further information is available at this time.
Original story posted June 3
Man stabbed in knife fight in Shandon
–On Saturday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that two men had been fighting in the 200 block of Escondido Way in Shandon, when one of the men was stabbed.
Deputies responded to the scene where they found the victim a short distance away being treated by Cal Fire paramedics. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died from his wounds.
The sheriff’s office is identifying the victim in this incident as 23-year-old Christopher Vento Wilson of Paso Robles. Next of kin have been notified. The suspect identification is pending further investigation.
Sheriff’s Detectives received information the suspect was located at a home in the 100 block of 3rd Street in Shandon. A perimeter was established around the house. The investigation then led to the suspect being a passenger in a vehicle. Detectives followed the vehicle and made a high-risk traffic stop at the 4th Street exit off Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The investigation is continuing. No further information is available at this time.