Court documents shed more light on New Year's Eve killing
Info from search warrants offers more detail on the death of 17 year old Carlos Sandoval Video by kgun9.comvideo
Jamonte Olague went to what became the murder scene to buy a pound of marijuana, according to court documents. Image by Courtesy Pima County Sheriff's Dept.
Court documents say a man who fits Keanu Castaneda's description shot Carlos Sandoval
Reporter: Craig Smith
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - We now know more about the evidence deputies collected in the death of 17 year old Carlos Sandoval the afternoon of New Year's Eve.
Court documents outline what deputies knew before they received and served search warrants the night of the killing, and they show what deputies found in their search.
Carlos Sandoval has been described as a good kid, a smart kid, and a drug dealer.
Court documents tell us more about what happened at a house in the 49ers neighborhood about 5pm New Year's Eve.
Questioning witnesses after the shooting, deputies concluded Jamonte Olague was the buyer for a pound of marijuana Sandoval was selling for $3500.
Detectives say Sandoval packed the marijuana into plastic bags, and stashed in a black backpack.
The documents say Jamonte Olague went into the house in 49ers with a hispanic man who had a snake tattoo on his hand and that that man, later identified as Keanu Castaneda, shot Carlos Sandoval as they argued over the marijuana. They grabbed the backpack full of dope and took off.
Two shell casings in the house suggest at least two shots were fired. One of them lodged in a picture frame.
Soon after the shooting, deputies stopped a small, white 1995 Ford. Jamonte Olague was not in it, but Keanu Castaneda was. They arrested him. Juliana Olague and Frank Rios were in the car too, but deputies did not arrest them until Wednesday.
In the car deputies found a .40 Caliber Glock pistol. They did not find the marijuana or any amount of cash.
On Wednesday, a special fugitive strike team, including U.S. Marshals went to a house near 29th and Craycroft. There, they arrested Frank Rios, Juliana Olague, Michael Olague and Jamonte Olague for charges including First Degree Murder.
The night before, this post went on a Facebook page, attributed to Jamonte Olague. It says, "I didn't shoot nobody".
But the law says Jamonte Olague didn't have to shoot anyone to be charged with murder. Just being a player in a crime that leaves someone dead, leaves everyone who helped the crime happen at risk for a murder charge.