TDoR 2018 / 2018 / January / 10 / Viccky Gutierrez

Viccky Gutierrez

Age 33

10 Jan 2018
Los Angeles, California (USA)

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Viccky Gutierrez
Viccky Gutierrez [photo:]

Viccky’s body was found burned in her apartment in the early hours of 10th January.

Reports suggest that there was a smell of gasoline inside the property, and was speculated that she was killed before the fire was started.

On 17th January Kevyn Ramírez, 29, was arrested on charges of murder, arson and attempted theft. According to investigators, the suspect met the victim online. Then, on 10th January, he stabbed her to death, before setting fire to her home. According to the prosecution, the suspect admitted stabbing her.

In September 2020 Ramírez was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

A man charged with stabbing a transgender woman he met online and setting her Pico-Union home on fire in 2018 has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison, authorities announced Tuesday.

A judge sentenced 32-year-old Kevyn Ramirez on Monday for arson of an inhabited structure and the first-degree murder of activist Victoria Ramos Gutierrez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The two had met on a dating website, prosecutors said. In the early hours of January 10, 2018, Ramirez stabbed Gutierrez during an argument in the victim’s residence before setting it ablaze, according to LAPD.

Firefighters responded to the fire at around 3:15 a.m. that day, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. They arrived to find heavy flames contained to a single unit of the two-story apartment building on New Hampshire Avenue near Vermont Avenue. Crews extinguished the blaze in about 45 minutes and discovered the body during a search, the Fire Department said. Police deemed the death suspicious.

Authorities arrested Ramirez the day after the fire, inmate records show. Five days later, prosecutors charged Ramirez with arson and murder. He pleaded no contest last July.

Huffington Post and Los Angeles Blade, 11.01.2018

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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