On July 13th, 2021

Turlock Man Convicted of Attempted Murder California DOJ criminalists assisted with investigation

MODESTO -On June 23, 2021, Salvador Madrigal Ramos, 40, of Turlock was convicted by a Stanislaus County Superior Court jury of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, threatening to commit a crime and domestic violence.

On September 25, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Ramos stabbed Ildefonso Herrera and Jasmine Summerlin after seeing them together in Summerlin’s vehicle. 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 Summerlin’s vehicle and repeatedly stabbed Herrera in the arms and left leg. Ramos then approached Summerlin, threatened to kill her, and stabbed her twice in the temple. Ramos took Summerlin’s car and fled to an apartment complex in Turlock where witnesses saw Ramos and another man attempting to clean up blood left on Summerlin’s car.

Police responded and located a bloody knife inside the Summerlin’s car. The California Department of Justice crime lab tested the knife and identified DNA from victim Herrera and Ramos. The jury convicted Ramos after a 13-day trial.

“Criminalists at California DOJ are such an important contribution to the safety of all of us in California,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “They use science and technology to assist law enforcement officers with their investigations and to assist in the prosecution, or exoneration, of individuals suspected of crimes.”

At the time of this crime, Ramos was out on bail in 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, 2021 court trial on four out-on-bail enhancements. A sentencing date will be set after that court trial is completed.

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