German Posados-Cruz, 49, and German Posados-Hernenegildo, 22, were each indicted for aggravated murder by a Fayette County grand jury Friday in the death of Venancio Garcia-Arquimides.
Arquimides, 42, was found dead in his room July 20 at an apartment building located at 11928 State Route 38 near Yatesville.
A preliminary hearing was held earlier this month in the Washington C.H. Municipal Court.
Witnesses who lived in the same apartment building and Sgt. Ed Ward of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office gave testimony at the hearing. According to the testimony, Arquimides and Hernenegildo had a prior conflict, and according to one witness, Hernenegildo was the only person known to have a problem with Arquimides.
Photographs of evidence collected at the scene were presented by John Scott, Fayette County assistant prosecutor. Boot patterns in the blood on the carpet in Arquimides’ apartment closely matched the boot tread on a pair of boots later located in Hernenegildo’s truck.
But, according to Hernenegildo’s attorney, Thomas J.C. Arrington, the boots have a popular tread pattern and Arrington says this is not direct evidence linking his client to the murder.
Steven P. Beathard, Fayette County Common Pleas Judge, appointed Cruz and Hernenegildo counsel Friday and they are being detained without bail until a hearing can be held Sept. 6.
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