Juan Tejedor Baron Admits to Killing Gary Ruby: Cops – What We Know!

Juan Tejedor Baron (Honolulu PD)

Juan Tejedor Baron (Honolulu PD)

A 23-year-old man in Hawaii allegedly admitted to choking and stabbing his 73-year-old lover to dying, trying to stage the scene as a suicide, after which attempting to bury the physique in a cement-filled bathtub.

Juan Tejedor Baron was taken into custody by federal and state authorities in California and charged with one rely every of second-degree homicide, first-degree identification theft, and first-degree theft within the dying of Gary Ruby, courtroom paperwork reviewed by Legislation&Crime present.

In keeping with a possible trigger affidavit filed in Honolulu’s First Circuit District Courtroom, officers with the Honolulu Police Division at roughly 10:30 a.m. on March 7 responded to a request for a welfare test at Gary’s residence situated within the 300 block of Lelekepue Place on Hawaii Loa Ridge. Lorne Ruby, Gary’s brother, made the request, telling police he had not heard from his brother in roughly three weeks. Lorne instructed investigators that in his final correspondence along with his Gary, his brother talked about a “new love curiosity named Juan” who was “considerably youthful than Gary.”

Upon arriving on the residence, first responders and a safety guard discovered Baron inside the house. Requested if he knew Gary, Baron allegedly mentioned that he bought the house from Gary 5 years in the past. The safety guard then famous that Gary had solely bought the property in 2020 and Baron allegedly modified his story and mentioned he bought it from Gary two years in the past.

The next day, March 8, police searched Gary’s house the place they discovered “a bath within the grasp lavatory was stuffed with a concrete-plaster substance with a layer of espresso grounds on the floor,” per the affidavit. Police excavated the bathtub and located Gary’s physique encased within the concrete-like substance. A forensic pathologist decided the reason for dying was murder.

U.S. Marshals and officers with the Los Angeles Police Division on March 9 arrested Baron after discovering him “hiding in a crawl house below an enclosed bench on the rear of the bus.”

Authorities mentioned that March 10 Baron “waived his constitutional proper to stay silent and consented to a Mirandized interview.”

Throughout that subsequent interview with detectives, he allegedly confessed to killing Gary after the 2 males had intercourse.

“Baron said he had intercourse with Gary however grew to become indignant after Gary knowledgeable Baron that Gary was HIV constructive,” the affidavit states. “Baron said that quickly after, he observed Gary choked on meals, and Baron reacted by inserting a belt round Gary’s neck and tightening the belt till Gary misplaced consciousness. Baron then dragged Gary to the bath and used a kitchen knife to slit Gary’s wrists in an effort to stage a suicide.”

Discovering a number of luggage of concrete in Gary’s storage, Baron allegedly bought 4 further luggage, stuffed the bath with concrete to cowl Gary, then lined that with espresso grounds to “conceal the scent of decomposition.”

Because the interview got here to an in depth, Baron allegedly admitted that he was planning to fraudulently purchase Gary’s home and automotive. He allegedly mentioned he had already solid possession papers to switch the title to Gary’s 2020 Audi and submitted them on Feb. 7, 2022.

Gary’s house had a 2022 assessed worth of $1.1 million whereas his automotive had an estimated worth of $63,500, per the affidavit.

Baron is at the moment being held on the LAPD Metro Detention Middle with out bond as he awaits extradition. He’s scheduled to look earlier than a decide on the Los Angeles Municipal Courtroom on Monday, jail information present.

Learn the complete affidavit under.

[image via Honolulu Police]

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