A man in Redlands, Calif., accused of stabbing and killing his girlfriend at a self-storage facility last April is facing murder charges and a trial.
Tommy Lee Mendivil, 46, appeared in San Bernardino Superior Court Wednesday. After hearing testimony, Judge Brian McCarville determined there was sufficient evidence to hold Mendivil for trial.
Mendivil is accused of stabbing Pamela Nadine Kilpatrick, 35, April 2 at A Storage Place. Kilpatrick was found bleeding profusely outside a storage unit just before 2 a.m. According to police, the couple was breaking up when they visited the self-storage facility.
Mendivil and Kilpatrick, who had been together eight years and had a child together, had a violent relationship, court records show. Mendivil was sentenced to two years in state prison for a 2003 battery conviction and convicted of spousal abuse in 1998, according to court records.