"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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  • by MsLopes Location: GJ on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:44 PM
    @Nada Who are you to judge him?? Only GOD can judge him, and thats all that matters...no one deserves to die, and to me it sounds like you are the one up to no good..learn how to spell you heartless person!
  • by nada on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:50 AM
    seropusly ramon was innocent either he was in gang bashing others stop giving sympothy to him both familys lost and everyone will suffer from this i don get why ppl think ramon was so special from wht the familys said he was up to no good all the time im not saying he had it coming but if he nvr got involed in pathetic gang no of this would of happened
  • by Kanyauhn Location: Clifton on Nov 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    Him and his UG friends are all terrorists destroying our community. I will bring the UGs to their knees when we start proving what a threat they are to our community. He was a predator. Like it or not, sometimes the truth hurts.
  • by my hearts with the family who lost ramon Location: lost on Nov 6, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    this just goes to show that "skanks" can do alot more then spread std's they can ruin a bunch of lifes!!! this murder ruined ramons life and took so much joy from his loving family,and amy done screwed her life up so she mise well be dead,and for everybody elese or any body else who was involved you will meet your maker and ramon will be in heaven while you all rott in hell.
  • by A Location: junction on Jan 22, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    R.I.P MON- - - you were a great friend and a good person and you will be truely missed by alot of ppl not ony your family but friends. . . i hope that girl gets the death penalty. . and all who were involved get what they deserve . i think that whole thing was a set up and everyone at that party was involved. . . how can u think if someone came up to u and said they just got stabbed to not do anything to try and help them . . she gets to sit there and live while i'm attending my homies rosery tonite . . . MON I LOVE YOU . . SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE. . .
  • by Anonymous Location: Colorado on Jan 21, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    You must not beleive in justice if you have Nick Sawyer as you spokperson. Were is the justice from Jeremy. Grow a brain people. Alex did not know what was going to happen and you are stupid to beleive that she did
  • by Friend of the Sandoval Family Location: Grand Junction on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    Justice has to be served for the sake of The Sandoval Family. I also believe that there are others involve that need to be held accountable, I am a native of gj and I can’t believe that there are wanna be thugs walking the street that are capable of betting a young man and that could walk away knowing he had been stabbed is heartless and if your so big and bad why not come forward and take the consequences but they won’t because they are a sorry excuses for a human being. We don’t need these animals walking the streets they are worthless and I will be very disappointed with the Mesa County Sheriff Department if justice is not served. If the cries for justice from the Sandoval Family land of def ears the last resort will be that justice well have to be served on the streets and we don’t need anymore bloodshed. My prayers go out to the Sandoval Family, R.I.P Ramon you are loved & missed by many but will be remembered by all.
  • by RIVERA on Jan 21, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    YEAH RIGHT THAT ALEX GIRL KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING WHEN SHE TOLD HIM TO GO THERE!!! SHE DIDNT TELL COPS OR THE DA THE WHOLE TRUTH. SHE LIED AND I HOPE THEY FIND OUT THE TRUTH SO THAT SHE GOES TO JAIL FOR PURJURY. FOR LYING! HER AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL BE JUDGED. ALEX NEEDS TO SERVE HER TIME IN JAIL/PRISON JUST LIKE HER GIRLFRIEND, BECUZ HER AND MANY OTHERS ACTED IN THIS VIOLENT AND HANUS CRIME. WHY? WHO REALLY KNOWS? GOD IS GOING TO JUDGE YOU!! I JUST HOPE HE HAS MERCY ON YOUR SOUL LESS BODY!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Colorado on Jan 21, 2010 at 09:08 AM
    The word on the street is, how ignorant can you be. Quit listening to assumptions that people are making up and listen to the police who interview everyone involved. They have the story and you have info from the streets. Ignorant people like you keep this stuff going and are going to get more people hurt. Because you keep this stuff from the street going maybe you should be charged as well. You say R.I.P. Ramon but how is he resting in peace when low life mesa county gutter people still have the word on the street and still raising havok. You should be saying the word from the gutter because that is where you are getting your info. Do yourself a favor and get out of the gutter and quit running the streets. I knew Ramon also and he was a fun loving good guy, not a hateful, spiteful person, so honor his memory the right way. As for an eye for an eye, are you going to take revenge because then there will always be someone after you for there revenge. Think about it people.
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: GJ on Jan 20, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    N EYE 4 N EYE THINK ABOUT THAT..............THE OGAR LIKING MAN CHICK .......REMEMBER
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