Cristian Acosta, 23, pleaded responsible to murdering Lucia Pamatz, his 20-yr-previous ex-girlfriend, at her Salem residence in 2016.
Cristian Acosta prevented the dying penalty by agreeing to plead responsible Tuesday to murdering his ex-girlfriend, Lucia Pamatz.
Acosta, 23, could have a 3-day sentencing listening to later this yr in entrance of a decide, who will determine between life with out parole or at the very least 30 years in jail.
Pamatz, 20, knew her ex-boyfriend was harmful.
After months ofabuse, she reported Acosta, 23, to police and filed a restraining order towards him.
In her restraining order petition, Pamatz stated Acosta had entry to firearms. She requested that he be ordered to not possess or buy a gun as a result of, she stated, “I really feel he’s able to hurting me and different individuals.”
She filed the restraining order in June 2016. Acosta was convicted of assault two months later. One month later,
neighbors of Pamatz referred to as police after listening to a number of photographs fired on the house she shared together with her household on the 2500 block of Hyde Courtroom on the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2016.
Salem police found Pamatz’s lifeless physique and scoured the neighborhood for the shooter. Inside hours, they launched a photograph of Acosta and an outline of his 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer. Acostawas needed in connection together with her demise, police stated.
Early the subsequent morning, a Whatcom County, Washington, sheriff’s deputy, stopped Acosta just short of the Canadian border.
He was taken into custody and later charged with aggravated murder with a firearm, endangering a person protected by a restraining order and violating his probation.
In her restraining order filing, Pamatz cited a series of violent and threatening encounters. During one incident in May 2016, she said, Acosta grabbed the steering wheel while she was driving, pulled her hair and seized her wrist.
“I told him to stop,” she wrote in the order. “He was hurting me, and I was really afraid.”
Once she parked, he grabbed her face and ripped her shirt. She said before she blacked out, she opened the door and yelled for help.
The day before the May attack, she said, Acosta threatened via text message to hurt Pamatz and her mother.
“I don’t care if your family suffers,” he texted. “I just want you gone.”
Acosta pleaded guilty to fourth-degree domestic violence assault in August…