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Son accused of murdering his mother pleads not guilty

David McGee, 25, a man who is accused of killing his mother, Rebecca Apodaca, earlier this week pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder. His bail has been set at $2 million. He will appear again in court on February 28.


On February 1, at about 6:40 p.m. Escondido Police and Fire responded to the 400 block of N. Hickory Street regarding a possible deceased person. Once on scene, a male subject, David McGee (11-9-91), having what was later determined to be self-inflicted wounds, was detained due to his injuries and suspicious nature of the call.

Upon further investigation, McGee’s mother, Rebecca Apodaca (01-21-62), was found inside of an apartment with injuries consistent with being the victim of a homicide.

McGee was transported to Palomar Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and placed under arrest for PC 187(a) – First Degree Murder. This investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Escondido Police Detective Ross Umstot at 760- 839-4463, or leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477).

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