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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: October 11, 1984
Date of birth: August 4, 1951
Victim profile: Francisco Alarcon, 82 (acquaintance)
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Lake County, Indiana, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on May 15, 1985. Resentenced to 60 years imprisonment on July 12, 1989



DOB: 08-04-1951
DOC#: 851770 Hispanic Male

Lake County Superior Court
Judge James E. Letsinger

Prosecutor: Jack Crawford

Defense: Robert L. Lewis

Date of Murder: October 11, 1984

Victim(s): Francisco Alarcon H/M/82 (Acquaintance of Martinez-Chavez)

Method of Murder: stabbing with a knife 15 times

Summary: The body of 82 year old Francisco Alarcon was found in the bathroom of his home, stabbed 15 times. A trail of blood was noted from the living room to the bathroom.

The evidence showed that Everette Amiotte drove Martinez Chavez and Reynaldo Rondon to a place near Alarcon's home on the night of the murder. As Amiotte stayed in the car, Martinez Chavez and Rondon walked around the corner and returned 20 minutes later. Both men were overheard earlier planning to rob Alarcon, and if caught would kill him.

Rondon was identified as driving Alarcon's stolen car on the night of the murder. The next day, Rondon gave his girlfriend 2 knives and told her to hide them. A search of Rondon's residence recovered blood-stained money and the dog tags of Alarcon.

Conviction: Murder, Felony-Murder

Sentencing: May 15, 1985 (Death Sentence)

Aggravating Circumstances: b (1) Robbery

Mitigating Circumstances: None

On 07-12-89 Lake County Superior Court Judge James E. Letsinger resentenced Martinez-Chavez to 60 years imprisonment for Felony-Murder in compliance with Indiana Supreme Court Opinion setting aside death sentence and remanding “for sentencing to a term of years on the felony murder conviction.”



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