Juan Vasquez-Cruz, guilty plea in stabbing death of another Mexican,Martin Cruz-Bote( with five anchor babies) in Mexi-trash Marion County( immigration status withheld as per usual
( you the taxpayer get to house another mexican criminal, that is why hiring illegal aliens is a crime, because they bring crime)
Defendant pleads guilty in Salem stabbing case
Marion Co. District Attorney’s Office – 02/23/09
Juan Vasquez-Cruz pleaded guilty today in the stabbing death of Martin Cruz-Bote. Judge Susan Tripp of the Marion County Circuit Court presided over the plea and sentencing.Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on August 12, 2008, officers responded to 1969 Hawthorne Ave NE, Apartment 28, on a reported stabbing.
When they arrived they found Martin Cruz-Bote had been stabbed. Medics transported Mr. Cruz-Bote to the Salem Hospital, where he later died.
The Salem Police Department conducted an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the homicide. Mr. Vasquez-Cruz was arrested in connection with Mr. Cruz-Bote’s death.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on August 14, 2008. The cause of death was determined to be a stab wound. The manner of death was homicide.
The police investigation by Detectives Jamie Vasas and Garon Boyce revealed that Mr. Vasquez-Cruz had previously lived at the apartment with Mr. Cruz-Bote and still had belongings at the apartment at the time of the homicide. Mr. Vasquez-Cruz returned to the apartment to collect his belongings and brought a knife with him. There was an altercation involving the belongings.
Martin Cruz-Bote was married and had five minor children.
Following the stabbing, defendant avoided police contact until August 19, 2008, when he was arrested.
Defendant pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, which is a Ballot Measure 11 crime with a presumptive sentence of 120 months in prison. However, the defendant agreed to, and the court imposed, a sentence of 210 months, which is 17.5 years. Defendant may not earn credit for good time or early release