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New Brunswick Man Found Guilty by Jury on All Counts in Murder Trial

By kcora on
New Brunswick

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a New Brunswick man was convicted yesterday of stalking and fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in South Brunswick on June 24, 2015.

 

A jury found Giver Quiroz-Vasquez, also known as Gilberto Juarez-Vasques and Erick Morales Sandin, 28, guilty of murder and stalking, in the fatal shooting of Alicia Martinez-Izaguirr, 24, of New Brunswick. The defendant was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon with a purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of another. Vasquez could face 30 years to life in prison when sentenced on January 18, 2018.

 

During the trial, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Bina Desai and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Simret Michael presented evidence and testimony showing Vasquez followed the victim from her new boyfriend’s house, waited for her while she stopped at Dunkin Donuts and fired at her car when she turned onto Docks Corner Road in South Brunswick, but missed. Vasquez then proceeded to follow her into the parking lot at 241 Docks Corner Road, where she worked, walked up to her car window and shot her twice in the head before fleeing the area.

 

The investigation further showed the defendant took a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat belonging to one of his friends, used the vehicle to follow the victim, and fled in the Volkswagen, which later was abandoned.

 

Authorities traced Vasquez the next day to New Hope, Pa., and was arrested during an intensive investigation by Detective Monica Shearer of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detectives Craig Marchak and Grace Brown of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.