Travis County MPs arrest 32-year-old man for murder


TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – An arrest affidavit reveals the man arrested after allegedly stabbing a 48-year-old man to death on Remembrance Day off Howard Lane is Jose Fernando Martinez-Ruiz, 32.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office previously said the body of Jose Vicente Fernandez-Olveda, 48, was found in a building behind a house that day.

According to Martinez-Ruiz’s arrest affidavit, an appellant reported just after 11:30 a.m. that someone had stabbed and killed his uncle. The caller said the suspect was still on the porch and that he and his mother, the victim’s sister, had barricaded themselves inside the house.

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MPs responded soon after and found the suspect outside near the garage, according to the affidavit. Martinez-Ruiz was arrested and the affidavit indicated he was saying suicidal things.

Martinez-Ruiz was taken to hospital because he started to vomit blood and had injuries to his hands.

Subsequently, the appellant and his mother led deputies to a shed near the house where Fernandez-Olveda’s body was found with multiple stab wounds, according to the affidavit. He was pronounced dead on the spot.

The caller and the mother told MPs that Martinez-Ruiz recently lost his job and apartment, and Fernandez-Olveda has allowed him to live with them in the house since May 28. They described Martinez-Ruiz as polite but was recently acting odd and paranoid. drug use.

On Sunday, May 30, the family asked Martinez-Ruiz to find another place to live, according to the affidavit. Fernandez-Olveda continued to help him, but Martinez-Ruiz’s paranoia escalated and allegedly stabbed Fernandez-Olveda, according to the family, because he believed Fernandez-Olveda wanted to hurt him.

KXAN has contacted Martinez-Ruiz’s lawyer for comment. We will update this story once we get back.

If you or a loved one has an addiction or mental illness, you can seek help through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline at 1 (800) 662-4357. You can also find treatment online via findtreatment.gov.


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