On Friday, October 18, violence erupted at a Nelly
concert at the Coors Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California, where one victim
died and another remains hospitalized.
Faitamai Taunuu, 30, died Saturday of multiple
stab wounds he suffered in an attack during the concert and another fan, Sean
Bowers, 27, was also stabbed, but remains in good condition.
Police charged Hank Banegas, 26, and his uncle
Steven Francis TeSam, 42, both of Alpine, California, with investigation of
murder and attempted murder. An unidentified 16-year-old boy, who has been detained
in a juvenile facility, was also charged with conspiracy.
Banegas, and TeSam, an Indian tribe official,
are being held without bail. TeSam took over as chairman of the Viejas Band
of Kumeyaay Indians, which operates the Viejas Casino about 30 miles away from
San Diego, in December 2000. Bobby Barrett, vice chairman of the tribe, said
details of the incident were sketchy. The Viejas community is deeply upset
and very concerned, and we are anxiously awaiting details, he said. Right
now we just don’t have any facts.