Sacto 9-1-1
July 1, 2010
Ask Sacto911: 3 arrested in 2006 South Land Park slaying

Q: Was the murder of James Ramirez ever solved? - Concerned Citizen, Sacramento

A: Sacramento police officers announced in April 2009 that they arrested three men for the 2006 killing of the 18-year-old Ramirez.

The three suspects - 23-year-old Terry Alexander, 31-year-old Alex Brown and 31-year-old David Carrera - already were in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail on unrelated charges, police said.

All are facing murder charges. Their next court date is in August.

Ramirez, who had recently graduated from McClatchy High School at the time of his death, was fatally shot at the front door of his South Land Park home on Jan. 3, 2006.

Before the shooting, the suspects kidnapped two brothers from their home near the intersection of 18th Avenue and 21st Street and drove them to Ramirez's home in the 4500 block of Francis Court, according to police.

The brothers were close friends of Ramirez's, police said at the time.

One of the kidnapped brothers summoned Ramirez to the door, where he was killed. One of the brothers was left at the home with Ramirez, and the other was dropped off in the 2100 block of 15th Avenue, according to police.

Following the arrests, police did not release any details regarding possible motivation.

All three suspects have criminal records in Sacramento County, according to court records.

Those records show the three men were in custody in connection with their most recent alleged crimes: a 2006 case in which they each face three charges of robbery, three charges of assault with a deadly weapon, six charges of oral copulation and three charges of penetration by a foreign object.

For a complete list of questions answered by Sacto911, click here

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Watch Bee news, lifestyle videos | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

December 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories