"He didn't deserve this" -- Friends and family of stabbing victim speak out

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

ORCHARD MESA, Colo. (KKCO) - Friends and familiy of Ramon Sandoval say they're still coming to terms with his untimely and tragic death.

The 20-year-old was found face down in an Orchard Mesa neighborhood Saturday morning. On Monday, his friends and family placed flowers and candles where his body was found.

"It's hard, man," says Nick Sawyer, a close friend of Ramon. "He didn't deserve this."

With tears in their eyes, those who knew Ramon do their best to remember the happy times.

"He was always funny, always out there just dancing," says Sawyer. "He didn't care what anybody had to say about the way he moved. He was just out there getting it. He enjoyed it and made everybody laugh."

They describe Ramon as an outgoing person who loved life and made people smile. While they admit he had a few rough patches in life, they say he had a good heart.

"I'm gonna miss him a lot," says Angelica Robles, Ramon's sister. "He left a lot of good memories behind and a lot of people loved him."

On Sunday, police arrested 19-year-old Amy Adamson-Gonzalez in connection to his murder. According to an arrest affidavit released Monday, she, Ramon, and two other people started arguing outside a home in the Monument Ridge Town Homes Friday night. Police say during the altercation, Gonzalez pulled out a knife and stabbed Ramon in the stomach.

His friends and family say they're glad she's behind bars, but they're not convinced she's the only one responsible for his death.

"I hope everybody that was involved gets caught," says Sawyer.

The Grand Junction Police Department says Gonzalez is their only murder suspect. However, officials say as the investigation continues, it's possible that more people could face lesser charges.

For now, his friends and family say they're just doing their best to move forward.

"I love you, Ramon," says Robles. "We're gonna miss you."

"We're never gonna forget him," says Sawyer. "Just because he's gone doesn't mean he's gone from us."

The Sandoval family says it's in the process of setting up a memorial fund for Ramon. 11 News will provide details once they become available.


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