One of the men got out and started to punch Ramirez.Reyes rushed to help his friend, but the second man got out of the van and came toward him.She told him she could go if her sister, Juana, and her friend, Nancy Luna, came too.
“We were struggling and I seriously don’t know how I ended up there,” she said.
On the morning of April 16, 1995, a passerby reported a body, wrapped in strips of blue towel and lying by the side of the road, to the police in Irvine, Calif. Bloody gashes covered his head, shoulders, back, and arms.
His skull was cracked and two of his fingers hung from one hand, nearly severed.
Forensic examiners later concluded that the wounds had been inflicted with a meat cleaver.
The police identified the murder victim as 25-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez and soon linked him to another crime report they had received hours earlier.