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Carina Saunders

Carina Saunders

Murder charges dismissed in Carina Saunders homicide case:

Two men who were charged in the brutal murder and mutilation of 19-year-old Carina Saunders have had the murder charges against them dropped.

Carina’s body was found mutilated in a duffel bag behind a Bethany, Oklahoma grocery store in October of 2011. Jimmy Lee Massey Jr. and Luis E. Ruiz were believed to have tortured and murdered Carina. Witnesses even allegedly placed them at the at the location of Carina’s murder. Her murder was supposedly done in order to intimidate others into participating in a human trafficking and drug ring.

The charges were dropped after the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) were asked to take over the case and the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. However the charges could be refiled if new evidence is discovered.

Ruiz is currently free while Massey is still imprisoned on drug trafficking charges.

I really feel bad for the family and friends of Carina Saunders. After dying a horribly violent death and believing that her killers were brought to justice only to receive the news that the Bethany police may have gotten the wrong men must just be even more heartbreaking for them. I pray that the OSBI does not make the same mistakes and brings her killer or killers to justice.

UPDATE 3/7/2013: Here is more information on why the murder charges were dropped for now.

One thought on “Charges dropped against Carina Saunders murder suspects

  1. OKLAHOMA COUNTY vs RICHARD URRUTIA case# 2018-4243

    He had been released about a year from prison & spent his entire adult life there & drugs became a habit in the system & now that he is out & doing good, THEY KEEP OFFERING HIM 15 YEARS ON WHAT IS A POSSESSION CHARGE. HE HAS A REAL HARD TIME AS IT IS ADJUSTING TO THINGS OUT HERE & WHAT ARE THEY SAYING IS THAT HE DONT DESERVE HELP BECOMING PART OF SOCIETY. THE ADDICTION CAME FROM INCARCERATION & FOR EVERYONE ELSE WHO BECAME ADDICTED OUT HERE THEY ARE FINDING ALTERNATIVES, But for Richard Urrutia there can’t be nothing but another 15 years on a possession which is technically a misdemeaner now. SO WHAT DOES INCARCERATION DO FOR SOMETHING DEVELOPED THROUGH INCARCERATION ??????

    AND HE HAS ALSO DEVELOPED SCHITOPRENIA FROM YEARS & YEARS OF BEING SECLUDED IN A SMALL SPACE BY HIMSELF & IF I CAN HELP CHANGE HIS LIFE SO FAR THEN I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH AN ENTIRE JUSTICE SYSTEM NOT BEING ABLE TOO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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