Jesus Medrano III: Wisconsin man hacks dad, stepmom to death when they caught him sexually abusing a child
An officer found 'blood all over the floor and along the walls' inside the Medrano home and a small child was lying on a mattress
KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN: Wisconsin authorities allege that a man from Kenosha County murdered his father and stepmother after being caught molesting a young female relative in the family's home. Kenosha police said that Jesus V. Medrano III, 24, had hacked to death his father, Jesus "Jesse" Medrano, Jr, 49, and his wife, Latrice Meyers-Medrano, 36. They were found stabbed to death last week, while four other children were also found in the family home.
Medrano III has been detained on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree sexual assault, and physical abuse of a child. He is being held on a $2.5 million bond.
According to the complaint, Medrano III told the police that he had been having sexual thoughts about one of his young relatives, and went into her bedroom that night planning to sexually assault her, bringing a sock to gag her and a machete, which he planned to use in case his father tried to stop him. When he woke the sleeping girl, she struggled and woke up another sibling she shared the room with. That sibling alerted Medrano Jr who came to find out what was wrong.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said at a temporary hearing that as soon as Medrano III saw that his father did not believe him when he said that nothing was wrong, he stabbed his father in the stomach, then struck him in the shoulder, almost severing his arm. When Meyers-Medrano came into the room, he stabbed her as well. Medrano III said he fled the scene when his father said they would call the police, running to a relative's home a few blocks away. The children sought the help of a neighbor to call 911 after they were unable to do so on their own.
Responding police officers found the other children, with one saying that Medrano III had tried to strangle her. Another child said that their father was inside the house and had been stabbed. An officer found "blood all over the floor and along the walls," inside the home and a small child was lying on a mattress. A bedroom door was blocked and after kicking it off its hinges, police found the bodies of Medrano Jr and Meyers-Medrano. Medrano Jr was lying in front of the door with a “huge laceration on his left shoulder” and a stab wound to his stomach, according to the criminal complaint. Meyers-Medrano was lying face-down on a mattress.
Police chased Medrano III and found him at his brother's house, according to WISN, where he was still holding the machete. Medrano III told the officers, "Just kill me," and dropped the machete when asked to do so. The police then arrested Medrano III without incident.
Gravely said of the crime, "This is as violent, assaultive and tragic a set of crimes that one can commit against their own family members." He continued, "The evidence, in this case, is extremely strong. There is not only a confession, but multiple eyewitnesses, including the traumatized children who see many of the acts that take place, and the surviving intended sexual assault victim who is going to bear these scars, obviously, for a lifetime.”
If convicted, Medrano III could get life in prison.