Charges filed in Memorial Day weekend murder

Posted June 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

Joe Jarosz
Northeast News
June 2, 2014


KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Charges have been filed for a Memorial Day weekend murder in the East Bottoms.


Luis M. Murillo-Rosales was recently charged for the death of Ludy Cruz.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Luis M. Murillo-Rosales has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of of Ludy Cruz on May 25, 2014.

According to court documents, following an argument at the Smuggler’s Inn, 1650 Universal Ave., around 2:30 a.m. on May 25, Murillo-Rosales approached Cruz and fired one shot, hitting the victim in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness later positively identified Murillo-Rosales from a photo lineup.

A subsequent search of Murillo-Rosales’s home in Kansas City, Kan., uncovered a highpoint 9mm handgun which was matched using ballistics to the shell casing found at the scene.

Prosecutors have requested that Murillo-Rosales not be given a bond in this case.