Woman, 19, held in Orchard Mesa slaying

A 19-year-old woman with an extensive arrest history is accused of stabbing a man to death on Orchard Mesa over the weekend.

Amy Ann Adamson Gonzalez, of Grand Junction, was arrested by Grand Junction police Sunday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder and felony tampering in the death of 20-year-old Ramon E. Sandoval.

Police said in a news release that Gonzalez and Sandoval knew each other. No other suspects are being sought in the investigation.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Sandoval died of a stab wound to the abdomen.

His body was discovered by a couple around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot at Monument Ridge Town Homes, 2680 B 1/2 Road. A man and a woman who on Saturday identified themselves as relatives of Sandoval said he had been with family members at a birthday party until around 11 p.m. Friday.

They said the party was not at the Monument Ridge complex.

The relatives said they were unsure where Sandoval went after the party, but identified his car Saturday afternoon as still sitting in the parking lot of the complex. Sandoval had been seeing a girl who lived in one of the town homes, relatives said.

Sandoval did not live in an apartment unit there.

According to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records, Adamson Gonzalez has been arrested seven times in Grand Junction since she turned 18 in June 2008, and she pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order.

The records indicate she was sentenced last Tuesday to spend 15 days on electronic surveillance.

She pleaded guilty in November 2009 to a charge of felony criminal mischief and was sentenced to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

She was arrested in May 2009 on a misdemeanor contempt of court charge and arrested July 1 of that year on a charge of violating probation.

Two weeks after the July arrest, she was arrested again on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On July 30, she was arrested on charges including violation of a protection order, possession of marijuana and speeding.

The records indicate she was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear at court hearings Sept. 1 and Dec. 3.

In a posting made Sunday on the social networking Web Site, MySpace, Adamson Gonzalez wrote, “I hope tha my lady will be ok,” adding, “idk ramone tha well but r.i.p. bro.”

She described her mood as, “wow!!??”


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