|For Immediate Release
November 20, 2006
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 292-2718 Cell
SON TO FACE TRIAL FOR MURDERING HIS MOTHER BY STABBING HER WITH A MEAT CLEAVER
SANTA ANA – A Santa Ana man faces trial tomorrow for murdering his mother, Teresa Marrufo, by stabbing her to death with a meat cleaver. William Jesus Marrufo, 35, is charged with murder with an enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison. Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow, November 21, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On January 5, 2005, Marrufo is accused of becoming angry with his mother while she was driving him home from a family gathering. When they arrived at the house, Marrufo is accused of beating his mother’s head against the pavement outside of the home and then going into the house and retrieving two meat cleavers and a boning knife. He is accused of going back outside and murdering his mother by slashing and stabbing her to death.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Margaret Roper of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.