A 50-year-old Cuban, Ivan Reyes Jimenez, who lives in Gainesville, Georgia in the US, was arrested for the murder of his partner, Ana Sofia Martinez Campos, a 32-year-old Colombian woman, reported to police that county. via a press release.
Reyes was arrested “Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in connection with the murder of his partner at his home in the 300 block of Crescent Drive.” Both Reyes and the victim lived with the latter’s brother. In fact, it was the brother who found Ana Sofia’s lifeless body.
The police report stated that “evidence at the scene indicated that he died of blunt force trauma.” Colombian press outlets elaborated that the object would have been dumbbells for exercising at home.
Cuban was well known in the area, as he drove a car for a local taxi company in Gainesville. He was arrested the night of the murder, after his car was located at a store.
“A Hall County Sheriff’s Office officer and a Gainesville Police Department officer made a felony stop when a suspicious vehicle was seen at a convenience store on EE Butler Parkway around 8 p.m. Reyes Jimenez was arrested without incident ,” the report said.
Cuban was charged with felony murder, intentional homicide and felony aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act (FVA). He is currently in the Hall County Jail without bond.
“The victim’s body has been sent to GBI Crime Lab for post-mortem. At the moment, the motive for the murder is not known ”, they add from the local police.
Geraldine Martínez, the victim’s sister, explained to the Colombian press that they only knew that “this man killed my sister. She was resting in her room and he came and hit her on the head. My brother was the one who came and realized what had happened.”
Geraldine said that Ana Sofia left behind a 13-year-old son who lived with his father in Colombia. The Colombian woman had been in the US for barely six months when she visited her Cuban boyfriend after two years of long distance relationship.
“We learned that repatriation costs a lot. We ask the mayor’s office, the governor’s office and the state of Colombia to cooperate with the management first, with some monetary income or from the consulate, so that my sister’s body can reach the country and we can cremate her, “he said. ..sister of the killed