CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Trial under way in 2017 murder of Edixon Velasquez

(WSB photo, September 2017)

Two years after the murder of 25-year-old Edixon Velasquez outside his home in Westwood, his accused killers are on trial. The victim’s former girlfriend, 23-year-old Anna Kasparova, and 21-year-old Abel Linares-Montejo are charged with murder in the deadly shooting. He is accused of pulling the trigger, after she allegedly lured him outside his house. Kasparova was arrested less than a week after the murder; Linares-Montejo was arrested the following month. Recently revised charging documents accuse the two of first-degree murder committed in the course of attempted robbery. The trial is currently in the first phase, jury selection.

5 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Trial under way in 2017 murder of Edixon Velasquez"

  • crimejunkie October 30, 2019 (2:58 pm)

    Will you be posting updates on this case throughout the trial?

    • WSB October 30, 2019 (3:29 pm)

      Unfortunately I don’t have anyone to assign to courtroom coverage and that’s the only way to find out, is to be there. My multitasking skills are not what they were when I covered two past WS murder trials years ago and ran the site while sitting in the courtroom. But I’m hoping to drop in a few times (such as, when testimony begins) to find out where things stand. – TR

      • Almost Juror November 18, 2019 (6:19 pm)

        Any updates?

        • WSB November 18, 2019 (6:40 pm)

          Not without being there but I’m planning to go tomorrow.

  • Mollie Hughes November 1, 2019 (5:09 pm)

    I am/was Edixon’s foster parent and will be attending the trial which is slated to begin Monday Nov. 4 in Judge Richardson’s court.

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