According to shocking new reports from PJ Media and the Santa Monica Observer, a Venezuelan national illegally living in the United States beheaded 27-year-old American Karina Castro, the mother of their 1-year-old daughter.
Jose Solano Landaeta, the suspect, reportedly murdered Castro using a samurai sword in front of an apartment building.
In broad daylight, multiple neighbors watched in disbelief as Landaeta viciously killed Castro, the mother of two, just before noon.
According to PJ Media, Landaete is a medicated schizophrenic who also heavily drinks alcohol with medication. He entered the United States from Venezuela ten years ago on a “tourist” visa – and hasn’t left.
PJ Media reports:
The young mother who was brutally beheaded last Thursday has been identified as 27-year-old Karina Castro. Castro was beheaded with a sword just before noon last Thursday in broad daylight as shocked neighbors watched. The attack took place in front of her apartment building. An earlier report stated she was 25 years old.
The alleged killer, Jose Solano Landaeta, reportedly cut off Castro’s head with a sword. He left her head under the car that her body was in. Cops swarmed in minutes later to find the grisly crime scene.
Members of Castro’s family spoke on camera with KGO-TV.
“Every time I saw her, I would beg her. Don’t talk to him. Leave him. And it seemed like the more I did that, the more she would see him,” Castro’s father, Marty Castro, lamented to KGO-TV.
In another taped interview, a weeping Marty Castro said, “She was my best friend,” as he watched the fire department hose down the bloody scene of his daughter’s murder.
Castro’s grandmother, Danielle Gannon, stated in the taped interview that Landaeta was a “diagnosed schizophrenic on meds and he would use that as an excuse for his behavior. He drank excessively, and you’re not supposed to do that on those medications.”
Noyes looked at some combative, expletive-laced Snapchat messages between Karina Castro and Landaeta that were exchanged before the murder took place in which Castro threatened to tell people about Landaeta’s conviction for raping a minor. Castro responded with “F*** around and find out.” Castro fired back with “u wana put a target on my back ur homies gunna kno the real u,” and “dude go head try and take my a** out.” Then Castro threatened to tell people about Landaeta’s sexual relationship with another man.