A 41-year-old San Bernardino man who shot and killed his wife and wounded his teenage son during an attack in Eastvale pleaded guilty Friday to murder and other charges.

Rahman Leon Hunter admitted the murder count, as well as charges of attempted murder and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. No charges were dismissed.

The plea was announced just as Hunter’s case was called for a preliminary hearing before Superior Court Judge Judith Clark, who scheduled a sentencing hearing for Sept. 30 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

Hunter is being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche, about 1 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2020, there was a domestic dispute involving Hunter and his spouse, 37-year-old Chiana Hunter, at her residence in the 7200 block of Lazare Court, near Archibald Avenue.

Brosche said that during the confrontation, the defendant pulled a handgun and shot the woman and their 15-year-old son, whose name was not disclosed.

Witnesses called 911, and deputies reached the location moments later, discovering Chiana Hunter in grave condition. First responders tried to save her, but she died at the scene, according to Brosche.

The boy was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he underwent surgery. He has since recovered.

Hunter fled in a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, heading north to Hesperia, where he was apprehended without incident 10 hours later, Brosche said.

Hunter had no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County but had a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction in San Bernardino County, according to court records.

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