WAILUKU –î A Makawao man agreed to be extradited to California to face a cost of homicide within the 1982 rape and stabbing of a 15-year-old lady.
Gary Ramirez, 75, waived his proper to an extradition listening to when he appeared by videoconference Wednesday from the Maui Group Correctional Heart for the listening to in 2nd Circuit Court docket.
He was arrested the afternoon of Aug. 2 within the driveway of his residence on Makalani Place on a warrant issued a day earlier in Santa Clara County Superior Court docket, in line with paperwork filed in courtroom.
The warrant requires his arrest on a cost of murdering Karen Stitt, whose nude physique was discovered 100 yards from a bus cease in Sunnyvale, Calif., the morning of Sept. 3, 1982. Her wrists had been certain behind her again along with her shirt, and there have been 59 stab wounds to her neck, chest, stomach and again, in line with the grievance.
She was final seen the evening earlier than when she was strolling to the bus cease to return residence to Palo Alto after visiting her boyfriend.
The killer left his blood and bodily fluid on the lady, in line with a information launch from the Santa Clara District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Starting in early 2019, Detective Matt Hutchison of the Sunnyvale Division of Public Security used a tip to find out that the lady’s killer was doubtless considered one of 4 brothers from Fresno, Calif., the information launch mentioned. In late April, Gary Ramirez was recognized because the doubtless supply of the blood and bodily fluid left on the crime scene, in line with the discharge. The Santa Clara County District Legal professional’s Crime Lab confirmed that identification final week, the workplace mentioned.
In line with info within the felony grievance, evaluation of DNA from the lady’s physique, her jacket that was tied round her ankle and a blood stain above her on a cinderblock wall finally led to Ramirez.
Through the 2nd Circuit Court docket listening to Wednesday, Ramirez mentioned he attended faculty at Fresno State College.
Requested by Decide Adrianne Heely if his thoughts was clear, Ramirez replied, “If you wish to name it that.”
Deputy Prosecutor Anthony Herndon mentioned he was in touch with California prosecutors and regulation enforcement concerning the case.
“They’re going to make preparations as shortly as they will to come back and take Mr. Ramirez,” Herndon mentioned.
The Santa Clara District Legal professional’s Officer reported that Ramirez grew up and attended highschool in Fresno and served within the U.S. Air Pressure within the early Nineteen Seventies. After leaving the army, Ramirez frequented or resided within the Bay Space Peninsula, San Francisco, San Diego, Colorado and Hawaii.