Sonoma County

JLWOP Inmate Salvador Jimenez Jr.

Jimenez, then seventeen, fatally stabbed 33-year-old Graciela Rivas when she confronted him burglarizing her family’s Santa Rosa apartment on April 16, 2004 in a slaying witnessed by the victim’s three-year-old son.  Jimenez then fled to Santa Barbara where he was arrested in a motel after police tracked down three young women who were in the car Jimenez used to get to and from Graciela Rivas’ home.   He was arrested for the murder of Graciela Rivas and for outstanding warrants on kidnapping, weapons and false-imprisonment charges.

 He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on January 24, 2006 for the murder of Graciela Rivas.