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Murder suspect allegedly admits victim was ‘dying too slowly’ so he stabbed him in back of neck: Police

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Source: MEGA; Custer County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 19 2022, Published 3:23 p.m. ET

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A man in Colorado is accused of fatally stabbing a man in the neck during an altercation because he was “dying too slowly,” an affidavit for a warrantless arrest states.

On Jan. 14 around 5 a.m., Alexis Vazquez Almanza called authorities and said one of the two men he lived with in Westcliffe “killed the other guy with a knife because he got mad,” The Cañon City Daily Record reported, citing the Custer County arrest affidavit.

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Law enforcement responding to the residence found 35-year-old Oscar Gerardo Garcia-Gomez dead and face down in blood, surrounded by broken glass and beer cans. Officers also recovered a bloody knife under a coffee table, the outlet reported.

The affidavit states Guillermo Gomez-Buenostro, 37, allegedly admitted during an interview that he stabbed Garcia-Gomez in the neck three times, claiming the victim had made threats to murder him, his wife and sister, and Almanza.

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“The victim carried a knife around and put it into the back of the waistband of his pants,” the affidavit states. “They argued about music, and when Alexis went to the bathroom, Oscar told [Guillermo Gomez-Buenostro] that he was going to kill Alexis.”


Around 15 minutes later, the affidavit states, Gomez-Buenostro found Garcia-Gomez on the couch “pretending to be asleep” so “he pulled the knife out of the victim’s waistband of his pants and proceeded to stab the victim in the side of the throat, pointing to the right side,” the affidavit states.

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Gomez-Buenostro “admitted he held the knife in his right hand and stabbed repeatedly, and when he would not die, stabbed him in the back of the neck and kicked him twice,” authorities claim in the affidavit.

A judge deemed Gomez-Buenostro was a flight risk since he is not a U.S. citizen, and he is being held without bond at the Fremont County Detention Center.

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Source: MEGA; Custer County Sheriff's Office

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