A man from Idaho was taken into custody after he was said to have killed the main suspect in the death of his mother.
Law & Crime says that Raul Alexander Cuevas, age 31, was arrested last Wednesday, a day after his mother, Michelle E. Luna, age 52, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in Nampa, about 20 miles west of Boise.
Jesus R. Urrutia, 39, was charged with first-degree murder after being named as a suspect in Luna’s death by police. He was a known friend of Luna’s.
When Luna was found, she had “several stab wounds” on her body, and police said that she eventually died from her injuries.
The Nampa Police Department said in a press release last week that Luna was stabbed at a home on West Grouse Street at 8:45 p.m. on March 28. Officers and emergency medical services responded to a 911 call about the incident.
Later, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said that at 7:03 a.m. the next day, another person who had been stabbed, thought to be Urrutia, was found at a gas station.
When the Nampa police responded to the call, Urrutia was “slumped over in the car, which was running but in park,” according to the report.
Police found Cuevas 20 miles away from the gas station, and he was then arrested for allegedly killing Urrutia in retaliation for the death of Luna.
Police say that the Ada County Coroner’s Office ruled Urrutia’s death was a murder because he had a “sharp force injury wound to the chest.”
Cuevas was charged with first-degree murder, but authorities still don’t know why Urrutia died. They said they are “still trying to figure out why Cuevas stabbed Urrutia to death.”