Boyfriend suspected of killing woman at Northwest Side party

Mar 30, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Arizona Daily Star

This undated photo from the Internet social networking site myspace.com, shows Ashley Nicole Fimbrez.

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Get your facts straight before you print a story. Robert Ruiz was NOT Ashley Fimbrez' boyfriend. He was a friend. She did NOT live at the house where she was SHOT & KILLED!!!!!!!
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Robert ruiz is or was a good man, I new him well nad I just cant understand what happened. I know that he didnt have a violentbone in his body, well we will never know what happened now that he passed. All I can say is that I hope the Police look at who was at the party, what drugs were being done and who owned the gun? I mean come on, who parties till 5 in the morning just drinking beer? And from the social pages, it looks like these people liked to party hard and lived for nothing but partying....So lets find out the truth here!
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Ruiz may not have had a violent bone in his body,but he DID just MURDER that girl. The gun was HIS, she didn't own a gun, never even really handled a gun before, she was the mother of a 4year old girl...she didn't know the meaning of violence. Yea they liked to party, they ALL partied, especially Bobby! He was the DAMN drug dealer damn it!!! U want the REAL info?? Bobby calld the cops on HIMSELF that night(tapes confirm)waited for them to get there first, then shot her, he was the owner of THAT gun(along with the ARSENOL they found in his home) and the final piece was her bruises+broken nails...she was trying to defend herself. Poor girl, I hope she choked the life out of him on Friday morning and that's how he passed. RIP baby gurl
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Dear Public, Around 3:00pm on Saturday March 28, 2009 Ashley went shopping with one of her bestfriends during this time she called Robert and he went to meet up with her and her bestfriend. When he got there her bestfriend privately asked Ashley if there was anything going on between her and Robert and Ashley responded "no". Her friend then asked if anything had ever happened between her and Robert and Ashley responded " No, it's not like that, we're just really good friends". The last time any of us saw Ashley alive and well was at 4:30pm that day when she got into Robert's red jaguar with him and drove away from her bestfriend. This is not a crime of passion or a domestic violence case. Ashley did not live with her attacker nor was she romantically involved with him. She was a single mom living alone with her 3 year-old daughter in her own home on the far sw side of Tucson off of Valencia and Vahalla. Ashley was extremely intelligent and hard-working. She had 2 jobs, owned her own home, and was a student and pursuing her degree at Pima Community College. In her short 23 years she accomplished so much. The images of her on her Myspace were just a fraction of who she was. She was young, beautiful, happy, and full of life. She was only 23 years old and of course she was enjoying her youth. Anyone who was privledged or blessed enough to know Ashley will tell you, she was amazing. Mere words could never do her justice. As beautiful as she was on the outside she was a trillion times more beautiful on the inside. Ashley was a beautiful, gentle, caring, proud, happy, loving mother, daugther, sister, cousin, niece, nina, and grand-daugther. She was an angel and that is why I believe he couldn't live with himself after what he did to her. He did hurt her, he attacked and murdered her. I saw her body and the trauma and damage he did to her that night, and the evidence of her struggle. The image of her bruised, beaten, and battered body will haunt me forever and I pray for anyone who should ever have to see their loved one in that condition. There may be questions still but what the authorities are certain of, is that Robert Gardea Ruiz was the shooter. He shot and killed Ashley and then shot himself. So do not ever wonder or speculate on what Ashley did, or whether Ashley did anything wrong that night. The only thing she did wrong that night was trust a monster who she thought was her friend. She was brutally attacked, fought for her life, and was mudered that night in that upstairs bedroom while atleast nine other people were somewhere in that house. Please understand our families frustration and sorrow at this time. All we ask is that you please keep your comments to yourself because they can be very hurtful to a family that is devastated, suffering, grieving, and has lost a very dear precious and beautiful loved one at the hands of a monster. Ashley did not deserve to be attacked, hurt, suffer, or be killed that night. PERIOD. If you take any message away from our family's tragedy I only pray that it would be a lesson. There are monsters in this world. Never be to trusting. Always be careful, there is evil lurking and we have to take care of ourselves and eachother. Tell your family and your loved ones you love them everyday and love eachother as if there is no tomorrow. On the morning of Friday April 3rd 2009 our family gathered to see and say goodbye to our beautiful butterfly Ashley Nicole Fimbrez. Ashley will live on forever in our hearts and memories. We love you Ashley! Our only solace is knowing Ashley is in heaven with Jesus now and for eternity and one day we will all see her again.update: Also on the morning of Friday April 3rd 2009 Ashley's killer Robert Gardea Ruiz succumbed to his own self inflicted gun shot wounds and died.
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really? he didnt have a violent bone in his body, huh? well how come he was in prison for almost 10 years for felony aggravated assault? look it up.
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Here's to the dummy that knows he didn't have a violent bone in his body.....yes.....you know him SO WELL...

]:AGGRAVATED ASSAULT [2]:DANGER/ REPETIT/ ENHANCE

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Ashleys Grieving Family wrote:
Dear Public, Around 3:00pm on Saturday March 28, 2009 Ashley went shopping with one of her bestfriends during this time she called Robert and he went to meet up with her and her bestfriend. When he got there her bestfriend privately asked Ashley if there was anything going on between her and Robert and Ashley responded "no". Her friend then asked if anything had ever happened between her and Robert and Ashley responded " No, it's not like that, we're just really good friends". The last time any of us saw Ashley alive and well was at 4:30pm that day when she got into Robert's red jaguar with him and drove away from her bestfriend. This is not a crime of passion or a domestic violence case. Ashley did not live with her attacker nor was she romantically involved with him. She was a single mom living alone with her 3 year-old daughter in her own home on the far sw side of Tucson off of Valencia and Vahalla. Ashley was extremely intelligent and hard-working. She had 2 jobs, owned her own home, and was a student and pursuing her degree at Pima Community College. In her short 23 years she accomplished so much. The images of her on her Myspace were just a fraction of who she was. She was young, beautiful, happy, and full of life. She was only 23 years old and of course she was enjoying her youth. Anyone who was privledged or blessed enough to know Ashley will tell you, she was amazing. Mere words could never do her justice. As beautiful as she was on the outside she was a trillion times more beautiful on the inside. Ashley was a beautiful, gentle, caring, proud, happy, loving mother, daugther, sister, cousin, niece, nina, and grand-daugther. She was an angel and that is why I believe he couldn't live with himself after what he did to her. He did hurt her, he attacked and murdered her. I saw her body and the trauma and damage he did to her that night, and the evidence of her struggle. The image of her bruised, beaten, and battered body will haunt me forever and I pray for anyone who should ever have to see their loved one in that condition. There may be questions still but what the authorities are certain of, is that Robert Gardea Ruiz was the shooter. He shot and killed Ashley and then shot himself. So do not ever wonder or speculate on what Ashley did, or whether Ashley did anything wrong that night. The only thing she did wrong that night was trust a monster who she thought was her friend. She was brutally attacked, fought for her life, and was mudered that night in that upstairs bedroom while atleast nine other people were somewhere in that house. Please understand our families frustration and sorrow at this time. All we ask is that you please keep your comments to yourself because they can be very hurtful to a family that is devastated, suffering, grieving, and has lost a very dear precious and beautiful loved one at the hands of a monster. Ashley did not deserve to be attacked, hurt, suffer, or be killed that night. PERIOD. If you take any message away from our family's tragedy I only pray that it would be a lesson. There are monsters in this world. Never be to trusting. Always be careful, there is evil lurking and we have to take care of ourselves and eachother. Tell your family and your loved ones you love them everyday and love eachother as if there is no tomorrow. On the morning of Friday April 3rd 2009 our family gathered to see and say goodbye to our beautiful butterfly Ashley Nicole Fimbrez. Ashley will live on forever in our hearts and memories. We love you Ashley! Our only solace is knowing Ashley is in heaven with Jesus now and for eternity and one day we will all see her again.update: Also on the morning of Friday April 3rd 2009 Ashley's killer Robert Gardea Ruiz succumbed to his own self inflicted gun shot wounds and died.
you paint her while she was a drunk and a depressed drug addict. She could of done this she had 2 jobs for what exactly?
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It appears that debating this tragedy is tempting. However, Ashley's family and friends are suffering deeply. Please keep that in mind.
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How dare someone come on here and say negative things of ashley..?..She was a damn good mother,a wonderful friend to anyone who got the privelage to meet her. So what she wen't out and partied? That doesn't mean she deserved what happened to her!! Everybody seems to have a opinion about what happend, or why it did, and even sounds like making excuses for that monster..Regardless, she didn't deserve that, and it couldve been anybody!!!! Y don't people have some respect and keep what ever you think to yourself.
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as i read the letter above, from ashleys family, 2 things jump out to me.

1.) i am so sorry for your loss. the pain you are going through must be unbearable. this should not have happened.

2.) and i can not help but think, "why wasn't she at home with her kid"? now, i know that she can go out with friends. just because she is a mom doesnt mean she should not have had a social life. but you say the last time she was seen alive was 4:30 in the afternoon. fast forward to 12 hours later.... and she is STILL partying!! when you become a mother, you do not act this way. she should have been at home with her kid. when you become a mother, there is no such thing as an "afterparty"... you need to be there for your children. if you want to go have some drinks with friends for a couple hours, then fine. but turning it into a party binge is so irrational. and you say she had 2 jobs and went to school.. so she was a busy girl all week? even MORE of a reason for her to be home with her kid on the weekend, not partying it up. kids need to be raised by their mothers, not by sitters and grandparents.

let this be a lesson to ALL mothers out there. be with your kids. quit leaving them with the grandparents all weekend. you CHOOSE to be a parent, so its time to act like one.
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i think all of you need to just stop. its none of your business and everything is passed. nothing any of you say is going to make a difference. i think all of you need to think how much it would hurt to have a young close family member pass away and then hear all these people that have nothing to do with it say mean, rude, or any other opinion you have about it. a family has lost someone and all you can think about is what you heard. none of you know the facts and none of you need to worry about it. you are judging someone you dont even know only what you hear. if you dont know her, then why are you hurting more people that you dont know. just leave it alone. she was a wonderful mother and just because you hear a story and think she was gone all night. you dont know her so leave it, you dont know who talked to her who she was with or anything so none of you have any right to judge.
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There can be more than "one" circumstance why the "mother" is out regardless if it is shopping, working, going to school, or partying. Ever thought that she didn't have her daughter because it was the "father's" turn to have the child? It was the "father's" turn to take care of the child? These days, it is not UNCOMMOM to have legal visitation days when two parents do not live with each other. I see this everyday. My family member lives by these rules everyday and has to give up her kids at least two or three days of the week until the other parent brings them back. During her days when she is alone, she works, goes out and partys.....but so far, no one has ridiculed her for it. She has been known to stay out til wee hours of the morning. I agree that some people are on one side or another from this tragic happening but regardless which side you are on....the truth.....should sink into your heads. This poor unfortunate girl......should not have had to fight for her life.....she should have not been shot.....for whatever reason.....my heart goes out to the ones who are suffering......over this tragedy.......and I pray for the ones.....who want to wear blinders and not see the real picture here.
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What you say Ashley is a angel no she wasn't. She was a drunk.Well she lived she use to drink herself stupid and did drugs thats right drugs pull that up from her case. You'll see the toxic waste in her blood. That she a ''mother'' put in her body. She was a crazy person on the edge to self distruction. Its possible that she had those bursies all over her body from something that happen earlier in the day or night. Since she likes to drink and party in the early days. So just because his a felony means hes the one who did it. This girl had more problems then a junky. She was a mother who cared more about partying then her child she had two jobs for wht? exactly. Be for real she did this and then she pulled the gun on him why did he call for help. PULL THAT FROM THE RECORDS MAKE THEM PUBLIC WHT KIND OF LIFE SHE LIVED BEFORE ANGEL MY A$$!!!!
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From Public wrote:
There can be more than "one" circumstance why the "mother" is out regardless if it is shopping, working, going to school, or partying. Ever thought that she didn't have her daughter because it was the "father's" turn to have the child? It was the "father's" turn to take care of the child? These days, it is not UNCOMMOM to have legal visitation days when two parents do not live with each other. I see this everyday. My family member lives by these rules everyday and has to give up her kids at least two or three days of the week until the other parent brings them back. During her days when she is alone, she works, goes out and partys.....but so far, no one has ridiculed her for it. She has been known to stay out til wee hours of the morning. I agree that some people are on one side or another from this tragic happening but regardless which side you are on....the truth.....should sink into your heads. This poor unfortunate girl......should not have had to fight for her life.....she should have not been shot.....for whatever reason.....my heart goes out to the ones who are suffering......over this tragedy.......and I pray for the ones.....who want to wear blinders and not see the real picture here.
but the post from the family said she was with her grandfather...didnt it?
Bobby will be missed

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How dare someone come on here and say negative things of ashley..?..She was a damn good mother,a wonderful friend to anyone who got the privelage to meet her. So what she wen't out and partied? That doesn't mean she deserved what happened to her!! Everybody seems to have a opinion about what happend, or why it did, and even sounds like making excuses for that monster..Regardless, she didn't deserve that, and it couldve been anybody!!!! Y don't people have some respect and keep what ever you think to yourself.
Nobody is making excuses for anybody,we know what happened that night Ashley went to bobbys house an asked where is bobby an afriend said he is upstairs an ashley said is he up there w a girl then ashley went up there they, both were up there for awhile then, BOBBY CALLED FOR HELP! THE GUN WAS FOUND NEXT TO HER!
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There can be more than "one" circumstance why the "mother" is out regardless if it is shopping, working, going to school, or partying. Ever thought that she didn't have her daughter because it was the "father's" turn to have the child? It was the "father's" turn to take care of the child? These days, it is not UNCOMMOM to have legal visitation days when two parents do not live with each other. I see this everyday. My family member lives by these rules everyday and has to give up her kids at least two or three days of the week until the other parent brings them back. During her days when she is alone, she works, goes out and partys.....but so far, no one has ridiculed her for it. She has been known to stay out til wee hours of the morning. I agree that some people are on one side or another from this tragic happening but regardless which side you are on....the truth.....should sink into your heads. This poor unfortunate girl......should not have had to fight for her life.....she should have not been shot.....for whatever reason.....my heart goes out to the ones who are suffering......over this tragedy.......and I pray for the ones.....who want to wear blinders and not see the real picture here.
but the post from the family said she was with her grandfather...didnt it?

I was responding to number 10 above from above.......keep up!
Bobby will be missed

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To those who think Bobby was a monster then what was ashley?? She lied to Bobbys family an said she was a lpn when we looked her up at state board her name was NOWHERE to be found. We come to find out she was stripping an had a VERY BAD DRUG ADDICTION as her toxology reports prove. Also "GOOD MOTHERS STAY AT HOME WITH THEIR CHILDREN AND ARENT DRUG ADDICTS" in addition partying 3 to 4 nights a week couldnt possibly allow her to be the angel very few call her. Her bruises came from a car accident she was involved in a hit an run ashley fled from because she was intoxicated..Bobby also owned his own home an helped his mom run their family businesses. BOBBY WAS THE MOST KINDEST GENEROUS PERSON WHO LOVED KIDS AN NEVER EVER LAYED HIS HANDS ON WOMEN.. ITS DISGUSTING THAT WE HAVE TO DEFEND 2 POPLE THAT ARE NO LONGER HERE AND WHO WAS WHO.. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO THE CROWD WHO PARTIED W THEM NEVER TRUST YOUR FRIENDS WHO YOU LET IN YOUR HOUSE.. THOSE POEPLE WHO SUPPLIED THE DRUGS THAT NIGHT ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE. MAY U RIP BOBBY YOU ARE SO MISSED AND WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS.
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First of all, NOT YOU or any of us were in that room that night, so in reality, NOBODY knows the real truth. All we can go off is what evidence the authorities are giving everyone. So like i said before,she didnt deserve that. Regardless for why she wen't there what she said, or what she thought, she wouldn't of done such a thing for some friend. When you can truly get the real facts on your friend, then say something.
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BOBBY WAS THE SUPPLIER!!!!! AND HE WAS THE ONE THAT PICKED HER UP FROM THE CAR ACCIDENT SCENE!!!!SO WHAT DOES THAT SAY FOR HIM??? Ill say this much, asley didnt do what she was doing till she met those people..All those so called friends that she was out with all the time, truly didnt give a thing about her.To me, ALL of them are at fault here. ALL OF THEM!
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I am in agreement with "Close Friend" above. NOBODY knows the REAL truth and WE can only go by/off the pieces of evidence that everyone is spouting......STILL.....no one deserves to get shot....and as for the "Bobby will be missed" you say he was kind and generous person but what was he to the ones he didn't like? You are right......never trust your friends and let them into your home.......just think......if Ashley wouldn't have gone there that night.......she would be alive today perhaps.....God's Will!

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