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Oct 10, 2018

2 Minors are Arraigned for the Murder of Bobby Garcia

Two minors were arraigned today for the murder of Bobby Garcia, a nineteen- year-old San Ignacio resident.  Garcia’s body was found inside a temple at the Cahal Pech Archaeological site with multiple stab wounds. Indications are that the bizarre murder was a ritual killing carried out by Emo followers.  The minors reportedly have provided police with details of how Garcia was lured to the monument and his life cut short. Years ago, there was a string of suicides in the west carried by followers of Emo, but Garcia’s death is the first murder to be linked to the cult.  The identities of the minor will not be disclosed, but at arraignment today, one was shaken up and the other appeared composed. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Iris Garcia, Mother of Deceased

“They were really not his friends; they made him believe that they were his friends.”


Bobby Garcia

Duane Moody, Reporting

It was a heart-wrenching moment for the family of eighteen-year-old Bobby Garcia, as two high school students—a fifteen and a seventeen-year-old—were paraded from the San Ignacio Police Station and up the steps to the Magistrate’s Court. Both were arraigned for murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the presence of their parents and a social worker.  The charges were levied after the accused murderers reportedly confessed to the crime; for which it has been confirmed was a ritual killing.


Iris Garcia

Iris Garcia

“We read the confession that they made and they said that they had already picked Bobby. They had picked Bobby to be the human sacrifice and they lured him. To be his friends, they made him believe that he was their friend. They had planned it. And they confessed everything, how they plan it and what they were going to do. It was a ritual because they said that they belong to the EMO culture and they actually [said] on their confession that the two of them had a sleepover to plan everything that they would do and one of them was in charge to invite Bobby to lie to him, to lure him, to take him to that place, inviting him that they were going to have a little gathering and a game and they wanted him to go and play with them.”


On that rainy Saturday night, Bobby was invited to the Cahal Pech Archaeological Site in San Ignacio; he left home around seven o’clock. Twelve hours later, on Sunday morning, his body was discovered inside a temple; stabbed as many as seven times and his throat slit. The investigators were able to gather sufficient evidence to levy charges against the duo; including social media correspondence between the deceased and his killers.


Oscar Garcia Sr.

Oscar Garcia Sr., Father of Deceased

“It was a good thing that he left his Facebook. He had his laptop that he used regularly in his room and he actually did not sign out from his Facebook so they were able to pick out the profile and the last messages he was sending and actually they had mentioned that they would wait for him at the picnic table and I guess it was a group of friends just going to gather around. According to one of Bobby’s cousin, he said that he knew that that young man used to be Bobby’s friend and used to go to Cahal Pech sometimes to hang out with him too. But he didn’t really like him because he was somewhat involved in talking about EMO culture and wanting to do things and that is exactly what we gathered from the police man that actually he wanted to try something like that from a very long time. That’s what his associate that was with him that night told the police that it was a long time that he wanted to try something like a human sacrifice and that’s why they lured Bobby to go with him.”


The untimely death of Bobby has rocked the entire family because aside from his body being discovered on the day of his sister’s birthday, he was to turn nineteen this Thursday. The family also spoke of a joint celebration that was to be held on October thirteenth, but instead they’re mourning the death of the teen. Even more painful is that one of the accused minors often visited Garcia’s house in San Ignacio; he was supposedly a friend.


Iris Garcia

“I couldn’t believe it because I know that the one that did it, who was [bleep], the clear skin, he was here at my house with my son Bobby and Bobby told me he was his friend. Bobby had this love for music. He liked to rap and he would invite his friends to come. Bobby didn’t know anything. He believed that they were his friends; his real friends because he brought them here to play music and hang out with them. But he didn’t know that they were involved in such thing. He didn’t know that they already had plans for him.”


While in the past there were suicides linked to the EMO culture out west, it is the first case of an occult sacrifice. The family says that they would have never thought that their son would be a victim of such a senseless crime. As to the accused murderers, the Garcias understand that there is evidence to suggest that the killing was premeditated.


Oscar Garcia Sr.

“I agree that they have to protect children who are under-aged, anybody who is under eighteen, but when it is misdemeanour, when it is mischief, when there is some form of correction. But when you look at this kind of crime, it is so devastating and to make it worse, they need to crosscheck that information because they say the young man is seventeen and the other one is fifteen and the one that is fifteen says that the one that is seventeen was the mastermind and he was the one who waited until Bobby got on his phone and searching music, he jumped on him and stabbed him. And then the other one, he insisted that the younger guy finished the job and that’s how it happened.”


Iris Garcia

“These two boys, they are not innocent because if they had time to plan it, that means that they are not innocent. They are not innocent children at all and they were very cruel. And the police say that when they were interviewed, they showed no mercy. They had no kind of remorse to say that they were sorry.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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