A Turlock man was convicted by a Stanislaus County jury of attempted murder and other charges that stem from an attack on his girlfriend in Keyes.
Salvador Madrigal Ramos, 40, of Turlock was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, threatening to commit a crime and domestic violence, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
On the afternoon of Sept. 25, 2020, Ramos spotted Ildefonso Herrera and Jasmine Summerlin together in Summerlin’s white Mercedes. The victims had been driving through Keyes to drop off a friend when another vehicle began to chase them and forced them to pull over.
Once both vehicles were stopped, Ramos exited the vehicle he was riding in, approached the driver side of the Mercedes and repeatedly stabbed Herrera in the arms and left leg. Ramos then approached his girlfriend, Summerlin, threatened to kill her and stabbed her twice in the temple, according to the district attorney’s office.
Ramos took their car and fled to an apartment complex in Turlock, where witnesses saw Ramos and another Hispanic male attempting to clean up blood left on the victim’s Mercedes.
Police responded and located a bloody knife inside the victim’s car. The Department of Justice crime lab tested the knife and identified DNA from the victim Herrera and the suspect Ramos.
The jury trial lasted 13 days and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Dannica Molina.
At the time of this crime, Ramos was out on bail for three possession of controlled substances for sale cases and one case involving evading a peace officer. He is currently in jail awaiting a July 29 court trial on four out-on-bail enhancements. A sentencing date will be set after that court trial is completed.