DATE: January 14, 2019
CASE: David Javier Jaimes & Alex Martinez Camacho (Case #14F01928)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Morgan Gire, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
The Honorable Maryanne Gilliard sentenced David Javier Jaimes and Alex Martinez Camacho each to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 111 years and 4 months to life consecutive. On July 19, 2018, a jury convicted Jaimes and Camacho of the first-degree murders of Gladis Quinteros and Enrique De La Cruz as well as attempted murder. The jury also found true the special circumstance that both defendants committed multiple murders. Allegations that the defendants personally discharged a firearm causing death and committed the crimes for the benefit of a criminal street gang were also found true.
On May 21, 2013, Jaimes and Camacho were in a car with fellow North Sacra Norteño (“NSN”) gang members. While driving on Birdcage Street, they saw who they believed was a rival Sureño gang member talking with another man and woman. The defendants got out of the car and shot the victims multiple times. The victims died at the scene. The defendants fled and the case went unsolved. A month later, Jaimes and Camacho were again in a car with other gang members. The defendants mistakenly believed they saw Sureño gang members in a truck and followed them. While stopped at the intersection of Arden Way and Morse Avenue, one of the gang members in the car opened fire on the truck, critically wounding the passenger. A nearby sheriff’s deputy heard the shots and pursued the suspect vehicle. During a high-speed chase, a handgun was thrown from the vehicle and was later recovered.
An examination of the handgun revealed a connection to the murders on Birdcage Street. It was also linked to a series of shootings in Sacramento and Citrus Heights. Further investigation showed Jaimes and Camacho were responsible for the vast number of those shootings.