BAKERSFIELD — A man arrested at the scene of an April 2018 murder in Rosamond was convicted, on Tuesday of first-degree murder by a Kern County jury.
Jaime Perez, 34, was convicted for the murder of 31-year-old Kyle Ramirez, the Kern County District Attorney’s office said.
Perez faces 26 years to life in prison.
Ramirez was last seen alive at Perez’s house in Rosamond. The following day, his body was found inside Perez’s bedroom, with evidence of beating to his head, multiple stab wounds and strangulation.
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies who responded found Perez hiding inside a closet with a knife in his pocket, the district attorney’s office said.
Analysis identified Perez’s DNA on multiple items of evidence at the scene, including belts used to bind Ramirez’s body.