According to Law & Crime, an Idaho man was taken into custody after he allegedly killed the primary suspect in his mother’s murder.
Raul Alexander Cuevas, 31, was arrested a day after his 52-year-old mother, Michelle E. Luna, was discovered with multiple stab wounds in Nampa, about 20 miles west of Boise.
The police later accused Jesus R. Urrutia, 39, of Luna’s murder, stating that she knew him and charged him with first-degree murder. Luna died from her injuries.
On March 28th, around 8:45 p.m., officers and emergency medical services responded to a 911 call about Luna’s stabbing at a West Grouse Street address. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office reported that a stabbing victim, believed to be Urrutia, was discovered at a gas station around 7:03 a.m. the next day. When Nampa police responded to the call, they discovered Urrutia “slumped over in the car, which was running but in park.”
Cuevas was arrested by the police 20 miles from the gas station for allegedly murdering Urrutia, whom the authorities believe he killed in retaliation for Luna’s murder.
According to the police, the Ada County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Urrutia’s death was caused by a homicide as a result of a “sharp force injury wound to the chest.”
Cuevas has been accused of first-degree murder, although law enforcement officials have not yet determined the reason behind Urrutia’s death and stated that they are still investigating why Cuevas killed him.