Man convicted again in 2000 Bixby Str...

Man convicted again in 2000 Bixby Street killings

There are 35 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jan 16, 2009, titled Man convicted again in 2000 Bixby Street killings. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Jurors again have convicted a Watsonville man accused gunning down three young Salvadorian immigrants on Bixby Street in 2000.

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svresident

San Francisco, CA

#22 Jan 16, 2009
You are quite wrong Rosie... I was on the jury... I gave 6 weeks of my life up to listen to this sniveling punk.... I do know exactly what happened. Unfortunately the first jury screwed up and gave the wrong verdict for which the judge had not given the appropriate instructions and therefore got it overturned on appeal... we were therefore limited to this particular conviction. Otherwise it would have been double jeopardy. Danny Rios, Sal Garcia and Jessie Salazar were punks in 2000 and they are lieing, sniveling punks 9 years later. I am glad they are away from my children ... I really hated being involved in this case... I had constant nightmares, put my life on hold for 6 weeks, and had to look at pictures of bloody corpses and entrance/exit wounds... stuff I would never let into my life... BUT it was worth every minute yesterday when the family of one of the victims came to thank us. I will never forget the bloody images of those victims and always regret hat I didn't get an opportunity to give this cowardly punk who shot three people in the back from a moving car the death penality.
Rosie wrote:
Nobody knows what happend that night in 2000, and who are we to judge. He has been out now for a couple of years with no criminal crime or trouble everyone deserves a second chance as for the families of the victims forever they will suffer. So if you dont know the facts dont judge. God is the only who has the right to judge us. Jail is not where he belongs where are tax dollars are a waste especially in this terrible economy right now.
big boss man

Hayward, CA

#23 Jan 16, 2009
these punks are nothing but cry babies, i say, you use a gun in any type of crime you go straight to the joint "FOR LIFE"
Steven

United States

#24 Jan 16, 2009
Justice was served. Now Jesse Salazar and Sal Garcia will face the music next.

Do the crime, do the time. What a great way to ruin your life by spending some time in the slammer!
SC resident

United States

#25 Jan 16, 2009
I too was on the jury. Danny Rios and Jesse Salazar both lied on the witness stand and both showed NO remorse. I can't believe the first jury didn't convict them of MURDER. What an injustice for the victims and their families. 9 shots and 5 went into the 3 victims. Two of the victims died instantly.

Danny Rios pissed on his hands before he was arrested because he thought he could get rid of the gunshot residue!
SC resident

United States

#26 Jan 16, 2009
**** = urinated
Boulder Bob

Hayward, CA

#27 Jan 16, 2009
Steven wrote:
Justice was served. Now Jesse Salazar and Sal Garcia will face the music next.
The story seems to imply that those two won't be prosecuted because even if they were convicted, they could only be sentenced to an additional three months.

As is her usual pattern, Jennifer Squires fails to name the judge. But it couldn't possibly have been Almquist because he'd never subject himself to a six-week trial to put a killer in prison.
SC resident

United States

#28 Jan 16, 2009
Judge Samuel S. Stevens was the judge and this was his final trial.
Boulder Bob

Hayward, CA

#29 Jan 16, 2009
SC resident wrote:
Judge Samuel S. Stevens was the judge and this was his final trial.
Thanks for your informative posting. I just cast my vote here:

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/santa-cruz-...
downandout

San Jose, CA

#30 Jan 16, 2009
Mexican killers have the whole catholick "church" behind them in a catholick court system.....now they are free to murder some more innocent people who may be wearing the wrong colors. What a bunch of mesxican low-life.
FFS

United States

#31 Jan 17, 2009
Billy wrote:
Illegal immigrants killing each other.
A friend of mine went to high school with two of those guys, they are actually 100% US citizens, as well as their parents... so no, your characterization of "illegal immigrant" is completely wrong, but whatever.

They got one hell of a defense attorney, I'll give them that -- He was able to work down from a murder 1 to a man 2 and got them less than 6 years! Oy vey!
Colors

United States

#32 Jan 17, 2009
Don't wear blue, don't wear red or else you'll find yourself dead.
slightly salty

San Jose, CA

#34 Jan 17, 2009
Colors wrote:
Don't wear blue, don't wear red or else you'll find yourself dead.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Follow a gang
And you'll soon have no hue
The Skinny

United States

#35 Jan 22, 2009
Jesse Salazar and Sal Garcia both pleaded guilty and won't do any additional jail time. I wasn't worth having another trial and sending them to jail for a few months. They had already served most of their jail time years ago.

Danny Rios is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 24th. He's likely to get 24 years in prison.
Jennifer

San Mateo, CA

#36 Feb 26, 2012
Rip Primo Javier I love you so much. I'm grown up now and i still remember the day I walked up to your coffin and just looked at you puzzled thinking why you weren't awake now I know why and I know god will make this 3 men pay back for what they did. I love you & ill ser you soon<3
Escalante Family

Santa Cruz, CA

#37 Mar 24, 2014
None of us will ever forgive him for taking our beloved Javier, he was young and on the right path. It hurts to remember that in one night we were notified that he was killed and then it hurt even more to find out hi killer was let out after a short time.I remember when he apologized, I wanted to just yell at him and ask why... why was he apologizing when he cold never do anything to fix his mistake. Now 14 years after we still cry... all the families cry, and he's out there free.

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