Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Man convicted of murder in Halloween throat-slashing

Hector Jaramillo was convicted of murder in a 2006 Halloween slashing attack
A 42-year-old man was convicted of murder Wednesday in connection with a 2006 Halloween night throat-slashing in Anaheim that left the victim nearly decapitated.

Hector Delio Aguilar Jaramillo was charged with killing Roberto Martinez-Escamilla as he screamed for help and tried to break free, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Martinez-Escamilla was the boyfriend of Jaramillo's sister-in-law.

Jaramillo, of Lake Elsinore, smashed a bathroom window and escaped, according to prosecutors.

The case went cold until 2010, when Jaramillo was allegedly linked to the slaying by DNA evidence that was submitted to a law enforcement database after he was arrested in an assault case in Riverside County, according to the district attorney's office.

Jaramillo faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 9 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.


UC Davis students sue over pepper-spraying by campus police

Obama taps Villaraigosa, Longoria, others to co-chair campaign

Supt. Deasy orders new look at L.A.'s teacher misconduct reports

— Robert J. Lopez


Photo: Hector Delio Aguilar Jaramillo. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: