A Chicago man intended to rob his relatives for reasons that still aren't clear. Instead, he wound up violently murdering six members of his family, including two children.
Diego Uribe was sentenced to life in prison in early November after being convicted in October of the murders of his aunt, Maria Martinez, 32, her brother, Noe Martinez, 38, Rosaura Martinez, 58, Leonardo Cruz, 13, Alexis Cruz, 10, and Noe Martinez Sr., 62.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, first fatally shot his aunt, Maria Martinez in the attic apartment of the residence after demanding that she give him money. He then bludgeoned her brother, Noe Martinez when he came to see what had happened.
Then, as the Chicago Sun-Times reported, when the siblings' mother, Rosaura Martinez, said she was calling the police, Uribe pushed her down a flight of stairs and repeatedly stabbed her. Then, Uribe and his girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos, stolen several items from the home, including an Xbox and money out of a piggy bank.
Uribe then forced Maria Martinez's children, Leonardo Cruz and Alexis Cruz, to help picked up the items before stabbing them repeatedly, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. With all them dead, Uribe didn't stop there. He then waited for the children's grandfather, Noe Martinez Sr., to get home and killed him too.
According to WGN-TV, Ramos played a key role in Uribe's conviction, as she accepted a plea deal in exchange for testimony against him. Prosecutors say it was a targeted attack, though Uribe declined to make a statement to provide further information for the motive of the crime, according to the Sun-Times.
Uribe's attorneys stated in court that they intended to file an appeal.
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