A martial artist from Guam was behind bars in San Diego today on suspicion of fatally stabbing his naval-officer brother in the victim’s Mission Valley apartment.
Zachary Castro Tenorio, 21, made an emergency call shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday to report the death of 25-year-old Navy Ensign Jonathan “Jake” Tenorio at the rental residence in the 700 block of Camino de la Reina, according to San Diego police.
After being questioned by homicide detectives, Zachary Tenorio was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into San Diego Central Jail.
He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Police released no suspected motive for the alleged slaying.
Jonathan Tenorio, a native of Guam, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., last May and was assigned to the San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, Navy public-affairs Lt. Rick Chernitzer said.
The brothers’ father, Joe Tenorio, told Pacific News Center in Guam that Zach Tenorio had traveled to San Diego to compete in a weekend jiu-jitsu tournament.
Last summer, the older brother married Christine Santos, an assistant attorney general in Guam and stepdaughter of Frank Blas Jr., a former senator in the U.S. island territory, the father told PNC.