Hemet man who fatally stabbed older brother sentenced


INDIO (CNS) – A 38-year-old man who fatally stabbed his older brother during an unprovoked attack at their family home near Hemet was sentenced Friday, Oct. 23 to 16 years to life in state prison.
An Indio jury in August found Timothy Anthony Condoluci of Hemet guilty of second-degree murder for the 2019 killing of 41-year-old Michael W. Condoluci, also of Hemet.
Along with the murder count, jurors convicted the defendant of a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon — a knife — in the commission of a felony.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge James Hawkins imposed the sentence required by law for the offenses.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the defendant attacked his brother on the night of July 10, 2019, behind their family’s house at 26740 Green Ave., just south of Highway 74, in the community just east of Hemet known as Green Acres.
A trial brief filed by Deputy District Attorney Josh DeGonia said the two brothers had been at odds on numerous occasions, and family members consistently pointed to the defendant as the aggressor.
Three months before the deadly attack, Condoluci had threatened to stab his brother in the neck, prompting the victim and his mother to file a restraining order against him, DeGonia said.
On the night of the attack, for reasons unclear, Condoluci confronted the victim and told him that he intended to kill him as the two faced one another adjacent to the residence, according to court papers.
Without warning, the defendant pulled a hunting knife and plunged it into the victim’s right armpit, then turned and ran, prosecutors said.