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Investigator describes bloody murder scene during trial

Mario Ramirez accused in 2010 stabbing death of Ofelia Alvarado

SAN ANTONIO – In the days preceding her slaying, relatives said that Ofelia Alcarado, 25, told them that Mario Ramirez, 30, had been making romantic advances toward her that "creeped her out."

On the night of Nov. 11, 2010, Alvarado's sister found her body in a pool of blood at the family's home in the 100 block of Chickering Avenue.

She had been stabbed multiple times in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said.

SAPD Crime Scene Investigator Samantha Wohler was among the first investigators on the scene and testified on Thursday in Ramirez's murder trial. She told the jury of a bloody crime scene.

"There was a lot of blood on the walls and floors," she testified. "It was on the couch, pillows (and) love seat that were in the living room. We were looking for any type of murder weapon."

They didn't find one in the home, she said.

But when Ramirez was taken into custody for questioning, they found a bag in his car containing the victim's clothing and a bloody knife.

Ramirez was arrested and charged with murder.

His attorney said he expected that Ramirez would testify at some point during the trial.

Testimony will resume on Monday in Judge Ron Rangel's 379th District Court.


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