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Bail denied for Shandon murder suspect; public defender appointed

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 21:23:18-04

The suspect in a deadly stabbing in Shandon earlier this month made his first court appearance Wednesday morning since being charged with murder.

Kejuan Guy Bynum of Atascadero was appointed a public defender, who requested the 26-year-old’s arraignment be continued.

Kejuan Guy Bynum in court for his arraignment Wednesday morning. (KSBY photo)
Kejuan Guy Bynum in court for his arraignment Wednesday morning. (KSBY photo)

 

Bynum was charged Tuesday for the death of Cristopher Vento Wilson, 23, of Paso Robles.

The stabbing occurred early in the evening on June 1 in the 200 block of Escondido Way. Wilson reportedly died at the hospital.

Bynum was arrested following the stabbing but until Tuesday had been held only on a parole violation.

The felony complaint against Bynum alleges that he used a knife in the stabbing. It also says he was previously convicted of robbery and served two prior state prison terms for threatening a witness and resisting arrest by force or violence.

According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Bynum faces life in prison if convicted of the murder charge.

He is being held without bail in San Luis Obispo County Jail and is due back in court July 1.