Man pleads guilty to killing acquaintance outside Hemet business

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A man pleaded guilty Friday, Nov. 19, to fatally stabbing a 63-year-old acquaintance outside a Hemet business in 2019. Hyder Mahdi Jaffer, 52, of Hemet was convicted of the Dec. 30, 2019, slaying of Inder Jit of Winchester. Along with the murder count, he faced a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. During a felony settlement conference at the Banning Justice Center Friday, Jaffer pleaded guilty to the murder charge and had the sentence-enhancing allegation dropped. Jaffer was being held without bail at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. According to Hemet police Lt. Jeff Davis, there was an unspecified confrontation between Jaffer and Jit as the latter sat in his vehicle in front of a business in the 1300 block of
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