December 3, 2023
El Cajon Superior Court docket. Picture by Chris Stone

A person who was charged with killing a La Mesa resident 4 many years in the past has been acquitted of homicide.

An El Cajon jury discovered James Boget not responsible final week in reference to the slaying of 43-year-old William Mambro, who was discovered stabbed and strangled within the bed room of his Loren Drive dwelling on Dec. 28, 1983.

Boget’s protection legal professional couldn’t be reached for remark concerning the decision.

The preliminary investigation into Mambro’s killing resulted in 1984, however a subsequent evaluate of DNA proof led police to arrest Boget in 2019.

In accordance with court docket paperwork, Boget’s DNA was matched to DNA discovered on cigarette butts on the homicide scene.

Boget was additionally allegedly seen leaving a bar with Mambro on Dec. 24.

Two days later, Boget was arrested on suspicion of possessing a hid dirk or dagger and was discovered with a number of knives, cigarettes matching the model discovered at Mambro’s dwelling, and Buffalo nickels, which appeared just like cash discovered strewn in regards to the crime scene, authorities mentioned.

On the time, Boget denied figuring out Mambro and mentioned he’d been given the knives and cash by different individuals, court docket paperwork state.

–Metropolis Information Service