A Stanislaus County Superior Court jury has found 40-year-old Salvador Madrigal Ramos of Turlock guilty of a Keyes stabbing.
The jury handed down guilty verdicts against Ramos on June 23 of two counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, threatening to commit a crime and domestic violence. The trial lasted 13 days in the courtroom of Judge Dawna Reeves.
The stabbings occurred on Sept. 25, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m. when the defendant saw Ildefonso Herrera and Jasmine Summerlin together in Summerlin’s white Mercedes. The victims had been driving through Keyes to drop off a friend when another vehicle began to chase them and forced them to pull over. Ramos exited his vehicle, walked up to the driver side of the Mercedes and repeatedly stabbed Herrera in the arms and left leg. Ramos then approached his girlfriend, Summerlin, threatened to kill her, and stabbed her twice in the temple. Ramos took Mercedes and drove to an apartment complex in Turlock where witnesses saw him and another Hispanic male cleaning blood left on the vehicle.
Deputy District Attorney Dannica Molina prosecuted the case and said that police found in the car the bloody knife used in the stabbings. DNA taken from the blood on the knife was positively linked to both victims.
During the stabbings Ramos was free from jail on bail for three charges of possession of controlled substances for sale cases and evading a peace officer. He is currently in jail awaiting a July 29 court trial on four out-on-bail enhancements. A sentencing date will be set after that court trial is completed.