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Colo. man who goes by ‘Psycho’ sentenced for killing 5 and burning their remains in pit

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May30,2024

ALAMOSA COUNTY, Colo. (TCD) — A 29-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing five people over the span of about three months and burning their bodies in 2020.

Alamosa County records show Adre Baroz pleaded guilty in March to five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of tampering with a deceased human, one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of second-degree kidnapping in connection with the deaths of Korina Arroyo, Selena Esquibel, Xavier “Zeven” Garcia, Myron Martinez, and Shayla Hammel. On May 3, a judge handed him five life sentences for the murders, plus an additional 140 years for the other charges.

The murders occurred between August and November 2020.

According to Baroz’s affidavit shared by the Colorado Springs Gazette, Baroz, who goes by the nickname “Psycho,” shot and killed Esquibel in a yard, and she fell into a hole in the ground. He and his co-conspirators reportedly burned her body, then filled the hole with a tractor. An informant told police that Baroz killed Esquibel because she was telling people he raped her.

KCNC-TV reports Baroz killed Garcia after he asked for money because he buried Esquibel’s body. Arroyo was reportedly supposed to testify against Baroz at his trial for drug-related charges, but she was shot before that could happen. Martinez was killed while buying drugs from Baroz. Martinez’s girlfriend, Hammel, was waiting in the car when Baroz’s brother killed her.

All the victims’ remains except for Garcia’s were discovered in burn pits in two different properties. Garcia’s body has not yet been found.

Baroz’s brother, Julius Baroz, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 16 to 25 years in prison. Another co-conspirator, Francisco Ramirez, received three eight-year sentences behind bars after pleading guilty to three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. KCNC reports Ramirez owned one of the properties where some of the bodies were found.

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Tyler Mitchell

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  1. Do you think the sentencing was fair considering the heinous nature of the crimes described in this article?

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