Man Sentenced in Vicious Halloween Stabbing Death
Hector Jaramillo, 42, is accused of nearly decapitating his sister-in-law's boyfriend on Halloween night, 2006. His murder trial is set to begin Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. (Booking Photo)
Hector Delio Aguilar Jaramillo, 42, was convicted in February of killing his sister-in-laws boyfriend on Halloween night in 2006.
Prosecutors say Jaramillo stabbed Roberto Martinez-Escamilla, 35, multiple times, cut the victim's throat, almost decapitating him and then broke a window and fled.
Martinez was the longtime boyfriend of Jaramillos sister-in-law.
Investigators did not arrest Jaramillo until 2010 when he was allegedly connected to the 2006 slaying through DNA evidence submitted to a law enforcement database after he was arrested in a Riverside County assault case, prosecutors said.