Jose Velasquez 35 identified as stabbing victim, suspect in custody
Jose Velasquez Death – On Tuesday, a man from Ventura County was charged with the murder of a man whose remains had been found in the Santa Monica Mountains in October. According to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, the victim, Jose Velasquez, was 35 years old when he was killed by the suspect, Rotherie Durell Foster, who is 37 years old. Foster was an associate of the victim from their time spent working together, and authorities believe he murdered Velasquez for financial gain. According to the Los Angeles Times, Velasquez relocated to Simi Valley, California, from Honduras in 2016 and found work in the plumbing industry.
In 2021, the same year he received his license as a general contractor, he relocated to Camarillo and found a new flat. On July 27, Valasquez was reported missing by his family after they heard that he had been drinking alcohol with pals close to the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. On August 1, his work van was discovered approximately four miles away from the shopping mall. However, according to the officials, it did not appear that anything had been stolen from the van. Hikers came uncovered the remains of Valasquez on October 3 in the Santa Monica Mountains, which are just off of Mulholland Highway.
Information according findings
According to the findings of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim suffered many gunshot wounds before passing away. “Jose was an extremely hard worker who was starting his own plumbing business when his life was viciously and cruelly cut short,” said Erik Nasarenko, the District Attorney for Ventura County. “The charges filed today are among the most violent and serious we see in the courthouse, and they are the result of the strong teamwork between the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and our prosecutors,” said the sheriff of Ventura County. On Wednesday, Foster is going to appear in court to face his charges.
Related topic: Ventura man found guilty in hate crime stabbing
According to District Attorney Erik Nasarenko, a Ventura man was convicted of stabbing a convenience store employee out of hate in May of last year. Tyler Clark, 34, started using racial obscenities toward an African American man inside a Circle K on 1001 S. Petit Avenue in east Ventura, which led to the stabbing. The escalation led to a fight outside. According to Nasarenko, Clark stabbed the victim at that point after taking out his knife. The Ventura Police Department later detained him.
Assault with a deadly weapon, making a hate crime threat, and hindering a peace officer were among the crimes for which Clark was found guilty. According to Deputy District Attorney Hayley Moyer, the verdict “shows violence motivated by hate and bias against fellow members of our community will not be tolerated.” The sentence for the 34-year-old is set for December 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. The defendant is currently being held without bail and could receive a sentence of 16 years in jail.
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