Stories posted are written by National news Journalists, not by this blog
Our Blog Tips

Muncie police investigate stabbing as possible homicide

10-25-15 Indiana:

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Muncie police say they’re investigating the death of a 29-year-old man as a suspected homicide.

Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn says Hector Cedillo Jr. died Thursday from injuries he suffered in an incident on Oct. 16. Muncie police Sgt. Mike Engle tells The (Muncie) Star Press ( that the investigation involves a possible stabbing but would not comment further.

Hahn says an autopsy was scheduled for Friday but results wouldn’t be available until Monday.

The coroner says details of the incident are “sketchy.” He says Cedillo underwent surgery to repair a stabbing wound to the heart.

Cedillo is a registered sex offender who graduated from a local school in May with a welding degree. ..Source.. by

Hector Cedillo Jr. death ruled homicide


MUNCIE — The death in October of a kitchen worker who had recently graduated from Ivy Tech Community College has been ruled as a homicide by Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn.

Hector Cedillo Jr., a 29-year-old ex-offender remembered for conquering his past, died after receiving a puncture wound to the heart at a house he had purchased and was fixing up in the Old West End.

The injury was not accidental, said Hahn, who hasn't determined what happened that night at 713 W. Charles St. He did say that some people who were present at the scene when emergency medical services arrived "were kind of aggressive toward the first responders when they were trying to treat the guy. They were asked to stand back and let us do our job."

Police detectives recently said there was no new information on the investigation, which has stalled but remains open. Investigators have received conflicting stories of what happened.

Cedillo's uncle, Daniel McDonald, told The Star Press that one common thought is that the time that elapsed between when Cedillo was injured and when he received treatment "was a big factor in Hector not being able to functionally recover." He was referring to how long his brain went without oxygen.

"The people present have made it difficult to obtain the truth," McDonald said. "First it was said they panicked and got scared in calling for medical. Which we all feel was an inappropriate reaction for any friend or family to react accordingly. If not getting medical treatment led to the homicide ruling, and all those present are charged accordingly, our family 100 percent supports that decision. Somebody stabbed Hector. Four to five people were in in that house at that time. Coverup or negligence is almost as heinous as the act of stabbing."

A juvenile delinquent whose criminal record followed him into early adulthood, Cedillo had turned his life around, earning a degree in welding from IvyTech this past May, continuing his education after that, working in the kitchen at Carino's Italian restaurant, and fixing up the house. "To see a kid turn his life around, and then it gets taken away, it's tough," Rob Ginder, general manager at Carino's, told The Star Press in October.

"The hardest decision I had to make in my entire life was to stop the machines," Lydia Herring, the mother of Cedillo, who was on life support after the stabbing, said in October. "But he wouldn't want to live like a vegetable. If he was not going to school, riding his skateboard and helping out other people, he would not have been Hector." by Seth Slabaugh

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated, please keep to the issue of the post, as we are trying to have an intelligent, relevant discussion which develops the post. Much appreciated.