SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The San Bernardino County District Attorney announced the launch of a 10-min. video today in an effort to draw attention to the 1993 Valentine’s Day murder of Ignacia Manriquez.
Nearly two decades ago, Juan Manuel Navarro shot and killed Manriquez in the parking lot of Loma Linda University Medical Center. The murder took place in front of the couple’s 4-year-old son.
After 17 years on the run, Navarro was captured and ultimately sentenced to 30 years to life for the murder.
“I could not bring Ignacia back to her family, but I had it in my power to convince the jury that the Defendant was guilty of this horrific crime and that he needed to be held accountable for his crimes,” said Deputy District Attorney Margaret Bevan who prosecuted the case.