- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have filed murder and assault charges against a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year old son last week in Battle Ground.

The Columbian reports (https://goo.gl/wgnTsw ) the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed first-degree domestic violence murder and second-degree domestic violence assault charges against Ricardo Gutierrez, 39. Court records allege Gutierrez beat and stabbed Jose “Pepe” Castillo-Cisneros to death on May 23 after the boy cried over a movie he didn’t want to watch. The child had autism, according to his family.

Gutierrez is charged with hurting Castillo-Cisneros’ mother Yadira Cisneros-Sanchez while she tried to stop Gutierrez from assaulting the child. Gutierrez, who is not Castillo-Cisneros’ father, is being held at the Clark County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

He told police he didn’t remember attacking Castillo-Cisneros and has blacked out in the past from anger.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide