No bail ordered for man accused of killing girlfriend in their Carlsbad apartment

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No bail ordered for man accused of killing girlfriend in their Carlsbad apartment

VISTA —

A Carlsbad man pleaded not guilty in a Vista courtroom Tuesday to murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found in their shared apartment after he called 911 last week, a prosecutor said.

Brehon Quigley, 44, is accused of killing KissyAnn Pedro, 40. The couple had a recent history of domestic violence accusations against each other, but their separate misdemeanor cases were postponed when COVID-19 forced the courts to close in March.

Quigley faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Pedro, whose first name is spelled Kissy Ann on her Facebook page.

Superior Court Judge Sim von Kalinowski ordered Quigley to remain jailed without bail.

Quigley’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On June 16, Quigley called 911 to report that his girlfriend was dead in their apartment, on West Ranch Street off El Camino Real, just northwest of Cannon Road.Police arrived to find Pedro dead and “face down in a pool of blood,” Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Reischl said.The Medical Examiner’s report is pending, “but she did suffer from a tremendous amount of violence,” Reischl said.The criminal complaint indicates that prosecutors believe she died on either June 15 or June 16.According to Reischl, the couple had accused each other of domestic violence in separate incidents.Quigley was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence following an incident on Dec. 24. According to the prosecutor, Pedro was trying to get away from him, but he got on top of […]

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