Crime

Update: Details emerge about Nampa triple stabbing

Two 18-year-old Canyon County men are in the county jail awaiting hearings on charges they stabbed three people in a Nampa-area home Saturday.

At an arraignment Wednesday, total bond came to $1.25 million for Armondo Jose Leon of Nampa, who faces three felony charges of aggravated battery in connection with the stabbings, and separate charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer in connection with his arrest Tuesday.

Esiel Jesus Oseguera of Caldwell also was arraigned Wednesday, and his bail is set at $75,000. He faces one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but without intent to kill, plus a charge of using a deadly weapon in commission of a crime.

Oseguera was arrested Sunday, the day after the stabbings.

At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, emergency personnel were called to a residence in the 100 block of North Happy Valley Road. When they arrived, police found that “a large amount of blood” had been “smeared” across the floors of the residence, according to the arrest affadavits.

A victim told investigators that Oseguera came to the residence to sell a ring, but the victim wasn’t interested. Then an argument broke out, according to the affadavits.

The victims suffered multiple stab wounds to their necks, heads, arms and torsos. They knew their attackers, but identified Oseguera as “Sneaky,” according to the affadavits.

Detectives interviewed Oseguera, and he confirmed his presence at the scene, according to the affidavits. Oseguera told investigators that one of the victims had made a “disrespectful remark” that led to the violence.

Separately, one of the victims told detectives that Oseguera pulled out a small-caliber firearm and shot it in the residence. Shots were fired in the laundry room and a bedroom, according to the affidavits. The victim told investigators she was held by one person while Leon stabbed her; the affidavits, redacted by the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office, do not specify whom.

Preliminary hearings are set for both men to determine whether there's enough evidence to send the cases to district court for trial. Leon's hearing is April 9 and Oseguera's is April 15.

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