Fan Fatally Stabbed During Nelly Show

A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vi

A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vista, Calif., police said. Faitamai Taunuu, 30, died Saturday of multiple stab wounds he suffered in an attack during the concert Friday night, said Lt. Richard Coleson. Another fan, Sean Bowers, 27, also was stabbed. He was hospitalized in good condition as of yesterday (Oct. 20).

Police charged Hank Carl Banegas, 26, and Steven Francis TeSam, 42, both of Alpine, Calif., with investigation of murder and attempted murder, Coleson said. An unidentified 16-year-old boy, who has been detained in a juvenile facility, was charged with conspiracy, he said. Banegas, and his uncle, TeSam, an Indian tribe official, were being held without bail.

In August, at the Beat Summer Jam 2002 concert in Irvine, Calif., about 15,000 people fled after a fight broke out during LL Cool J's set and spilled onto the main stage. Nelly and Ja Rule were scheduled to headline but never took the stage. One person was hospitalized but there were no arrests.

TeSam is chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, which operates a casino in Alpine, about 30 miles east of San Diego. Telephone messages left with tribal vice chairman Bobby Barrett weren't immediately returned.


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