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2012 San Diego murder suspect arrested in New York

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 6:56 AM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 09:56:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The suspect of a Spring Valley murder nearly seven years has been arrested in New York.

Waverly James, 49, was arrested in New York for the Dec. 6, 2012, murder of 52-year-old Stanford Roy Johnson, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Deputies say they were called to a home in the 9000 block of Lemon St. on Dec. 6, 2012, for a welfare check. Deputies found the rear door open and discovered Johnson dead from multiple stab wounds.

James was identified as a suspect and arrested on a warrant in New York. He will be extradited to San Diego and booked for murder.