Suspect in fatal Shandon stabbing charged with murder

An Atascadero man suspected in a fatal stabbing in Shandon was charged Tuesday with murder, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Kejuan Guy Bynum, 26, allegedly used a knife to kill 23-year-old Cristopher Vento Wilson, the District Attorney’s Office said.

If convicted, Bynum faces life in prison. He’s scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday morning.

The stabbing happened in the early evening of June 1.

At about 5 p.m. that day, deputies received a 911 call reporting that two men had been fighting in the 200 block of Escondido Way when one of the men was stabbed, according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, they found Wilson, 23, being treated by Cal Fire paramedics, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Wilson was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

On June 7, when Bynum appeared in court for an alleged parole violation, his mother told The Tribune that, in conversations she’s had with her son since the alleged stabbing, he’s told her he was attacked and beaten by several men and dragged in the street.

Tribune reporter Matt Fountain contributed to this story.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the correct spelling of Wilson’s first name.

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