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Custody of child behind '89 murder?

October 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities have made an arrest in the 1989 murder of a San Bernardino County woman.In October of 1989, Cathy Paternoster and Carl Fuerst were shot in front of their home on the 13400 block of Pyramid Lane in Spring Valley Lake. On Wednesday, authorities arrested 74-year-old attorney Eric Fagan at his home in Chula Vista for the murder of Paternoster and the attempted murder of Fuerst.

Investigators say Fagan was the suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation involving one of Cathy Paternoster's three daughters, but would not elaborate. Fagan also had a relationship with Paternoster's mother, Betty Paternoster.

Authorities believe Fagan committed the killing so that Paternoster's mother, Betty, would obtain custody of her granddaughter.

Fagan is being held without bail in Rancho Cucamonga.

Fagan is the author of "Cast Your Net: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Your Soulmate on the Internet."