Blood and Business: The Murder of Silvia Karina Castillo

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It was business as common on Friday, Aug. 31, 2017, when Silvia Karina Castillo pulled her automobile out of a drive of her Meridian Avenue apartment, in Miami Beach, headed to her nephew’s place during 1035 SW Fourth St. in Miami. She walked in though never walked out. Things took a radical turn, and before a finish of a night, a 36-year-old lady would be dead.

Employees at a Hialeah Waste Connections facility found her headless body, on Monday, and called a military department.

The Murder of Castillo

Castillo and her nephew, Edwin Ramirez-Mejia, met to speak about a family-run business in Guatemala. Instead, they argued about her boyfriend, as indicated by a Miami Herald. Ramirez-Mejia’s snub was so unusual that he private his aunt’s head, placed it in a pouch and tossed it and a physique in a rubbish bin outward his flat.

On Monday, Ramirez-Mejia went to a military endangered about his aunt and eventually offering a confession. According to a 27-year old, his aunt fainted during an argument. He could not feel a pulse, so he cut her conduct off with a kitchen knife, to disguise his aunt’s identity, and likely of her.

Hialeah Police Officers were questionable of this story.

Motive for Murder

There are several motives for crimes of passion, or a carnage that is not premeditated, including possessiveness, vindictiveness, fear, and anger. These sentiments might even be unconscious. Psychologists contend people who dedicate familicide or uxoricide have a essentially astonishing mental form in comparison to those who kill outsiders.

Ramirez-Mejia pronounced he was not means to feel Castillo’s heartbeat, so he took a far-reaching kitchen blade and private her conduct “to disguise her identity,” a military matter disclosed.

The Lie

Later, Police pronounced Ramirez-Mejia altered his matter about Castillo death. This time, he mentioned they quarreled over his aunt’s boyfriend. The argument became heated, when Castillo grabbed a kitchen blade and pounded him. He stabbed her mixed times and dragged her to a bathtub where he unintentionally decapitated his aunt. He told military he usually meant to cut her throat.

From Businessman to Madman

So, what causes a chairman like Ramirez-Mejia to act on aroused impulses and dedicate murder? According to psychologists, some people can control their snub or beating and channel these emotions through nondestructive outlets. Others, like a Ramirez-Mejia, substantially arrangement an unnerving deficiency of power. According clergyman Dr. Stephen A. Diamond,  violent offenders, overall, do not simply snap. They gradually grow violent until a person hits a violation indicate where they mentally black out, or act within a state of psychosis.

As indicated by Dr, Hanlan, executive of a debate psychology investigate laboratory during Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, these killings are in a feverishness of passion and, for a many part, embody drugs or liquor. They are also frequently driven by enviousness or revenge. He stated, “This is removing a kitchen cut out of a drawer in an conflict of snub and slicing her 42 times.”

Currently, there are no reports that possibly Ramirez-Mejia or Castillo had any drugs or ethanol in their system. It was during questioning, as settled by Officer Eddie Rodriguez, detectives beheld inconsistencies in Ramirez-Mejia’s accounts.

The Confession

“He gave opposing statements,” Rodriguez alleged, “Then he gave a admission in regards to Castillo’s death.” Ramirez-Mejia additionally told investigators that he and his aunt were in a U.S. illegally. Rodriguez had not endorsed this by Thursday morning, observant annals corroboration on Ramirez-Mejia and Castillo had come behind empty.

A maestro decider for this case was worried by a gross elements of a crime. The fear of it compelled her to take a brief mangle in a arise of reading a bond report, when Ramirez-Mejia came before her. “The contribution of this box are so horrific,” settled Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Mindy Glazer, “I need to take a minute. we unequivocally do. I’m sorry.” The decider said she felt ill after delivering a detain statement. In a meantime, neighbors, and friends that remember Castillo as a businesswoman, who was still and kept herself, weep in shock.

Ramirez-Mejia is confronting charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a passed body. He is being hold in Miami-Dade County jail but bond.

By Jomo Merritt
Edited by Jeanette Smith


Local 10 ABC News: Miami male confesses to slicing off aunt’s head, military say
CBS Miami: Police: Nephew Murdered Aunt, Chopped Off Her Head
Palm Beach Post: Florida male says he decapitated aunt, threw physique in trash
Psychology Today: Anger, Rage and Pathological Embitterment: What Motivates Mass Murders?

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