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.
Ruiz and Massey
Two men charged in Carina Saunders killing; affidavit details torture:
Two Accused Killers Charged With Murder Of Carina Saunders:
For those of you who don’t know the story the dismembered body of Carina Saunders was found stuffed in a duffel bag behind a grocery store in Bethany, Oklahoma. Then word came out that she was tortured and murdered in order to intimidate others that were involved in a human trafficking and drug ring. Now two men believed to be her killers have been charged with her murder. 37-year-old Luis Ruiz and 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey have been charged with first degree murder in Carina’s brutal and violent death.
In an affidavit recently released witness testimony says that Ruiz was the mastermind behind the operation and was instrumental in Carina’s torture and death. The affidavit states that Carina was assaulted by Ruiz then drug upstairs to a table where she was tied down. Ruiz then allegedly cut off one of her feet with a saw. He then attempted to cut off her other foot when the saw broke.
Massey allegedly confessed to being involved on the murder to another inmate and had even written down details in a jailhouse note revealing details that only the coroner and someone who was there at the time of the murder would know. Massey is believed to have kidnapped Saunders in order to take her to Ruiz.
I can’t imagine the lever of terror and pain that Carina had to endure. I’m sure there was much more torture than what was revealed in the affidavit. All so these lowlifes could run meth and force women to be raped for money. I can’t imagine what Carina’s family must be going through right now. Again just so some trailer trash scumbags could tweak and get $20 blowjobs.
If there was any real justice in the world these gutless cowards would be sawed in half with one of those two-man lumberjack saws from the bottom of their tiny crotches to the tips of their useless skulls while using every implement known to science to keep them alive as long as possible.
The best we can hope for is that they’ll get a temporary case of tetanus when they dance with Death’s hypodermic.
Saunders’ Suspect ID’s Possible Murder Orchestrator:
19-year-old Carina Saunders of Bethany, Oklahoma was brutally tortured, murdered and dismembered just so her killers could intimidate someone. She was chosen at random and her dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store.
Previously I had posted about how 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey was charged in Carina’s murder. Now, search warrants that have been made public state that Massey may have implicated another alleged killer and the mastermind, Alejandro Rojas.
Rojas and Massey allegedly tortured and murdered Carina in order to intimidate another woman into working for their drug and human trafficking ring.
Police are searching for Rojas’ cell phone which they believe contains information regarding Carina’s murder. They didn’t have to look too hard for Rojas though as he is already in jail on drug charges just like Massey.
This does not sound like a crime that would be committed by a local weed dealer or pimp. This sounds like the type of murder that would be made by a major crime cartel, especially since drug trafficking and human trafficking are involved.
Again, for those of you who think drugs and prostitution are victimless crimes I dare you to tell that to Carina Saunders’ family.
Man held in Carina Saunders case:
I originally posted about the brutal murder of Carina Saunders here. She was the 19-year-old girl from Bethany, Oklahoma whose decapitated and dismembered body was found in a duffel bag behind a grocery store in October. Originally investigators thought that she may have been killed by a couple of Juggalos. It turns out that it was something terrifyingly more sinister.
33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey has been charged with Carina’s murder. He allegedly tortured and killed Carina to prove a point to someone else. Investigators say that Massey was involved with a drug and prostitution ring. They also say that Massey and 31-year-old Francisco Gomez grabbed a woman off the street, blindfolded her and made her watch the torture and death of Carina. The woman was told that if she didn’t cooperate with Massey’s prostitution ring that the same thing would happen to her.
And yet some people say that prostitution is a victimless crime. I would imagine that the friends and family of Carina Saunders would disagree.
Oklahoma does have the death penalty unfortunately the preferred method of execution is not a rusty wood chipper.