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Man sentenced in 2006 Halloween night murder in Anaheim

March 9, 2012 |  3:22 pm


A Lake Elsinore man convicted in February of killing his sister-in-law’s boyfriend on Halloween night in 2006 was sentenced this week to 25 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.

An Orange County jury found that Hector Delio Aguilar Jaramillo, 42, stabbed Roberto Martinez-Escamilla, 35, in Martinez's Anaheim home multiple times. Jaramillo cut the victim's throat, almost decapitating him and then broke a window and fled, prosecutors said. Martinez was the longtime boyfriend of Jaramillo’s sister-in-law.

The case went unsolved until four years later, when Jaramillo was linked to the murder by DNA from a glove at the scene, officials said. His DNA had been collected and submitted to a state database after he was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of assault.

Jaramillo was sentenced Thursday in Orange County Superior Court.


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