The Gage Park family murder suspect is guilty of all murders

CHICAGO — A man accused of brutally murdering six of his family members has been found unanimously guilty on all six counts of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors said Diego Uribe, 28, and his then-girlfriend Jafeth Ramos, 19, murdered Uribe’s aunt Maria Martinez, uncle Noe Martinez Jr., her parents Rosaura and Noe Martinez Sr., and Maria’s children, 10-year-old Alexis Cruz and 13-year-old Leonardo Cruz, on February 2, 2016.

A key element in Uribe’s conviction was testimony from Ramos, who agreed to a plea deal with reduced charges in exchange for her testimony linking her ex-boyfriend to the murders.

According to prosecutors, Ramos said during her testimony that it all started with a fight between Uribe and Maria Martinez, in which Uribe demanded money from his aunt, and that it ended with Uribe shooting her multiple times.

Uribe then pistol whipped Noe Martinez Jr. to death before pushing Rosaura Martinez down a flight of stairs and stabbing her.

Next, Uribe ordered Alexis and Leonardo to gather all the valuables in the house and stabbed them to death as soon as they were done.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Uribe and Ramos then waited for Noe Martinez Jr. to come home with dinner before Uribe ambushed him and stabbed him as well.

Their bodies were found two days later when police were called to the family home at Block 5700 of South California Avenue to check on their well-being. The Gage Park family murder suspect is guilty of all murders

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