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Jury finds man guilty in murder of Kyle Ramirez

Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 15:30:03-04

ROSAMOND, Calif. — A jury has found a Rosamond man guilty of first-degree murder for the death of Kyle Ramirez, according to the Kern County District Attorney.

The Kern County Sheriff's office began investigating Ramirez's death in April of 2018 and at the time they arrested Jaime Briseno Perez and charged him with murder.

According to court documents, Ramirez was last seen alive at Perez’ house in Rosamond and officials found Kyle’s body in Perez’ bedroom. Officers say they found Perez hiding inside a closet with a knife in his pocket. Analysis from the Kern Regional Crime Lab identified Perez’ DNA on evidence collected at the crime scene -- including belts used to bind Kyle’s body.

Kyle’s body reportedly showed evidence of beating, including blunt force trauma to the head, multiple stab wounds, and strangulation.

Last month, another suspect, 27-year-old Esteban Briseno, was arrested in connection with the death of Ramirez. With the help of the Barstow Police Department, Briseno was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Kern County jail on murder charges.

Perez faces 26 years-to-life in prison and is scheduled for sentencing on October 9.