FONTANA – A man beat and killed his brother, the apparent result of an ongoing argument between the two men last Friday night.
Natividad Cortez Dorado, 52, of Fontana, faces a Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court date on Wednesday after killing his 61-year-old brother.
Dorado’s brother’s name was not released, pending a county coroner’s report.
When law enforcement officers and paramedics were summoned to a residence at 15787 Rose Avenue on Friday, July 1, they discovered the two men had engaged in an argument that escalated into a physical dispute that ended with the man’s death.
It had been an ongoing feud, according to Sgt. Brian Heaviside, that developed into the physical altercation.
Dorado, arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of homicide, had shared the residence with his brother, said authorities. Investigators said that the suspect was cooperating.
When they arrived at the residence at 11:30 p.m., they discovered that Dorado’s brother had suffered from multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Police found that the victim died at the scene due to the outcome of the fight.
Dorado was arrested at the residence, apparently without incident.
The suspect was taken to the West Valley Detention Center in nearby Rancho Cucamonga, booked and was being held without bail, pending Wednesday’s court appearance.
Investigators did not disclose the nature of the ongoing feud.
The residence is located two blocks south of Interstate 10, a neighborhood between Santa Ana Ave. and Jurupa Avenue, near a major industrial section of the city.