[UPDATED with Formal Charges:] Juan Martinez, OC Homicide No. 25: Stabbed After School

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UPDATE, JUNE 15, 4:59 P.M.: 18-year-old Bryan "Moto" Ocampo of Anaheim could be sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison if he is convicted of the stabbing-murder of a seventh grader.

Currently jailed on $1 million bail, Ocampo was charged today with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon for the slaying of 12-year-old Juan "R2" Martinez.

An Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) accuses Ocampo of being "a member of a graffiti-tagging crew" but mentions nothing about Martinez belonging to a rival crew.

On the afternoon of June 13, 2011, the victim, 12-year-old Juan Martinez was walking home from school on La Palma Avenue, east of Anna Drive. He was a 7th grade student at Sycamore Junior High School in Anaheim. Ocampo is accused of walking up to the victim and engaging in a physical altercation with him. He is accused of pulling out a knife from his pocket and stabbing Martinez in the chest. The victim attempted to run away but collapsed due to his injury.

Anaheim Police Department (APD) officers arrived at the scene and found the victim in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Martinez was transported to University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, and succumbed to the stab wound shortly thereafter.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Howard Gundy of the Homicide Unit is listed as the prosecutor in the case. Ocampo's arraignment has been pushed back to July 15.

UPDATE, JUNE 15, 9:44 A.M.: 18-year-old Bryan "Moto" Ocampo of Anaheim is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on one count of murder.

Currently being held in Men's Central Jail lieu of $1 million bail, Ocampo is accused of the stabbing murder of 12-year-old Juan "R2" Martinez, who was attacked while walking home from Anaheim's Sycamore Junior High School Monday afternoon.

Police have confirmed what the Weekly previously reported: Ocampo and Martinez belonged to rival graffiti tagging crews.

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UPDATE, JUNE 14, 11:27 A.M.: Before 18-year-old Bryan "Moto" Ocampo was arrested for the stabbing murder of 12-year-old Juan "R2" Martinez in Anaheim Monday afternoon, there was much back-and-forth chatter among their respective friends commenting via Facebook and news media sites.

The messages reveal the dead boy and adult suspect belonged to rival tagging crews, STL (Skys the Limit) for Martinez and DTA (Death Town Anaheim Krew) for Ocampo.

The chatter also delves into the mentality of young people prepping for gang life on the mean streets overshadowed by the Happiest Place on Earth.

Ocampo, who lives near the scene of the murder, was identified early by Anaheim police as a "person of interest" in the case. He was brought to the police station for questioning by detectives Monday evening and, after his interview, arrested later that night on suspicion of homicide.

He is currently being held without bail. No murder weapon has been found. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed today on Martinez.

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Bryan Ocampo
Cops say they have no motive for the attack but, at least according to the Facebook comments, their tagging crews (or krews) were rivals.

Check out the following feed from Ocampo's Facebook page; though the times are approximate, they indicate he was messaging about the incident in the moments before being hauled in:

Ocampo (4:30 p.m.): Theres a big scene at the end of my street,cops everywhere -__- what the hell happened?
Serafin Juarez Tinajero: I heard some kid got shanked after school at sycamore jr high

Later:

Ocampo (6:30 p.m.): Yea dude bunch of cops came and shit
Dick Fitswell: They killed him. Heard he dissed OTR [
Matt's note: On the Run, another tagging crew] and DTA. That's what I just found out.
Ocampo: Nah i never heard that...i didnt even know who he was
Serafin Juarez Tinajero: a bunch of people are spreading rumors and its getting out of hand
Ocampo: Hell yea


The conversation continued on Ocampo's page after his arrest, although some obviously did not realize he'd been booked:

Danielle Galvan (10:10 p.m.): They mentiond ur name bryan ocampo as the killer! Is tht u motttoo?? Lol
'Mannyy Mookiee Plass: FREE MOTO!!! . . . FUCKK DA PIGSS!!!!

They learned of his arrest shortly thereafter:

'Mannyy Mookiee Plass (10:13 p.m.): Danielle Galvan it aint funnyy it wasnt him
Danielle Galvan: Oh I know it ain't,its some real shit! But thy really got moto?
'Mannyy Mookiee Plass: yeaa around 6 hes my neighbor isaw wen he took off
Danielle Galvan: Reaaally!? Fucck,whyyd thy tke himtho? If he ddidnt do it?
'Mannyy Mookiee Plass: ithnkk cuhzz hes frm DTAK
Alejandro J. Malta: wtf i was texting him at that time
Later:

Danielle Galvan (10:20 p.m.): Sooo wht does tht mean jst cuz he's frm dta?
'Mannyy Mookiee Plass: yaa da pigs juss pulled him over n arrested him
A person identifying himself as the suspect's brother, Henry "Buska" Ocampo, also proclaimed Moto's innocence via Facebook:

Henry Ocampo: I guess their blaming one of my homes for stabbing some lame ass 12 yr. Old!!! These foos just spreading rumors!!

Meanwhile, friends of Martinez grieved on the dead Sycamore Junior High School students page:

Adam Ceja: Fuckin R2, you beat us to the sky.. Knew 'Sky's The Limit' so you took it like a true G. Downest 12yr old i knew,rollin blunts n poundin brews. Always down for whatever whenever even if we told you to go home' ha . . . Just know that the S's gonn be livin on for you. I'll miss you always and your memory will live on no matter what! Much love and Respect Juan 'R2' Martinez!!!!
Marquis Bush: I cant believe someone would stab someone over writing THIS WORLD IS SO CRAZY
They have now set up the RIP Juan Lil R2 memorial page on Facebook.

Ocampo's friends have set up Free Da Homiee Moto page via Facebook also.

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93 comments
Chitospicy
Chitospicy

Sad to say but that little kid knew what he was getting himself into when he was out there tryna ride and shit. So you guys can't blame anybody cause it was that kids own actions that got him there.

B00bz
B00bz

Phuck you Matt Coker! You scumbag piece of shit.

x666x
x666x

haha... ha dats street life live it fast u die fast.. still dnt understand y join krews gangs all dat.. dnt u have balls to defend ur own shtt or u need a bunch of di.. n balls surrounding u?? haha R.I.P. lil G

Jos3_el_mosk
Jos3_el_mosk

fuck fooo why u killed the lil homie u bitch moto

Patty562
Patty562

it's so fucken stupid these kids killing kids of streets that don't even belong to them. And what the hell is a punk ass 18 yr old doing fight with a 12 yr old boy he's a little bitch ass and can't fight somebody his own age??? Well now he's in county so a tip to that foo don't drop the soap....

Anaheim's Angel
Anaheim's Angel

u all are ridiculous. u talk about this like its so close to ur hearts or like these kids were the WORST scum of the earth. i live in Anaheim. i see what happens on these "mean streets shadowed by the happiest place on earth". i went to Sycamore Jr. High where the little brother (Juan) of a girl i had for 2 classes back in the day was stabbed. i kicked back with Bryan on several occasions because he not only went to my high school, but had lots of the same friends that i do. You all are the most disrespectful people. every kid around my age (20) in this neighborhood is still in mourning because 1. a 12 year old was stabbed, and 2. a homie is locked up and none of us can wrap our minds around the possibility that Bryan actually did it. u people act like u know so much about what happened and how Anaheim is but u don't! Juan was a good kid who made dumb decisions, but they were HIS decisions. should he have died for it? absolutely not, but at the same time Bryan might be innocent. everyone is a victim in this situation no matter how u look at it, because one kid is dead, and another kid might spend 26 to life in PRISON. he's only 18 years old; was arrested the DAY BEFORE he was supposed to graduate high school. that's the most devastating part of this whole thing...they're kids. Just kids.

Tenangor
Tenangor

The killer was so f*cken dumb, if I were the cops, I would give him prison 4 life

Gues
Gues

This whole thing is just retarded.  It really is, in the literal sense.  Let's all deify and immortalize criminals.  There are no innocents in this situation.  Least of all their parents.  This shit is getting out of hand, making the city ugly and unsafe, and giving Anaheim even more problems.  If this is all people are capable of raising their children to become, stop coming here.  For real.  This isn't about race.  This is about crime.  It's unfair and ridiculous to say that there is an excuse for this because of race, ethnicity, poverty, or any other bullshit card people pull to get out of jail free, or feel less accountable.  Take back this city from crime.  Stop reinforcing stereotypes.  And for goodness sake, raise your children right.  The number one determinant of child success is parental involvement.  Look it up.

lydiawow
lydiawow

Tagging crews are criminal groups, not much better than gangs. They cost taxpayers millions in damages.  Where was his parents when he was tagging.  Mom states there should be more police, but if had been arrested for tagging she would be screaming it was racial profiling.I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Andromeda2002 on--s'e'ek'c'ou'ga'r.c óm--.it is the first and best club for y'ounger women and old'er men, or older women and y'ounger men,to int'eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch'eck 'it out or tell your friends!

ALEXYMIRNA8
ALEXYMIRNA8

I didn't know. Juan but my prayers go out to his family hope they find comfort he didn't deserve to die so young......tagger or not as for Bryan we knew him since he was 6 never seem like a bad boy his father is my husband's friend may god give him the strength to take one of the worse challenge a part could take......MAY GOD HELP BOTH FAMILIES......

Blahblah
Blahblah

Aww the poor lil' guy snuffed out before he even had the chance to be a multi-strike felon or bail on a knocked up pre-teen gf. LOL we used to teach kids that the pen was mightier than the sword but apparently now it's the knife > spray can. 

Chingazo
Chingazo

When taggers kill other taggers, what can you say but "Cut their fingers off!"

Keepitreal_77
Keepitreal_77

Good luck to motto".. going after a 12 yr old & with a knife! Maybe in jail, he will get the same fair chance from a grown man w/a knufe.. But even then"...

Who cares?
Who cares?

Are we supposed to feel sorry for these kids? Did they ever feel sorry after they scribbled on peoples houses, cars, businesses? They were both criminals. Fuck both of them and their parents for raising trash. 2 less wannabe gang bangers to deal with. Why do a story about one crook killing another? Come on writers bring us some real news.

Ron
Ron

Poor kid. One more reason to think tagging and the crazy shit that goes with it is a form of mental illness.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

This story makes you sick. So this is where we are now days?

Coupon Offers
Coupon Offers

He is a kid himself fell sorry for him his parents did not do there upbringing right

William Clinton
William Clinton

I have cats that piss with urine all over my neighborhood. It's called 'marking'. When one cat encounters another, they fight. This goes on every single day and every single night.

I have kids in this neighborhood. They piss with spray cans and markers all over my neighborhood. It's called 'marking'.

Don't EVER freaking mistake that for art. I've seen street art one freeway overpasses, rail cars, etc. What they do to our buildings, our mailboxes, our trees for crissakes... this is not art, and it's not intentioned to be considered art. It's territorial marking. PERIOD.

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Nicholas Chapman
Nicholas Chapman

First off: Prayers and condelences go out to the family and friends Juan Martinez - - NOT "R2" because if Juan didnt have the "R2" portion of his life, he'd still be alive.

Secondly: Why is everyone assuming Ocampo is guilty?- he just got arrested... there is no murder weapon yet. - trial results arent in.. - let's not "jump the gun" on cursing this young man until THE TRUTH comes out. -

Prayer for both!   

CHS
CHS

Nothing like an 18-year-old "man" who cannot quell the urge to stab a 12-year-old boy to death over a dispute involving spray painting on surfaces in which neither have any ownership interest.  Can't wait for the jailhouse dialogue.  "So, why are you in?"  "Cops said I stabbed somebody."  "Really?  What happened?"  "Stupid little 12-year-old didn't know his place so I showed him!"

Hanaladd
Hanaladd

After the armed forces eradicate the enemy overseas, they should focus on getting rid of the urban terrorists in Anaheim and Santa Ana. 

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

i wasnt aware that these little michelangelos were creating art throughout this city..wait, you mean they spray paint their names on private and public property and we are supposed to like it because its art?  if you want to create art, but a damn canvas and use that... the rest of us would like to enjoy the beauty of an unmarked building... stupid morons

ouioui
ouioui

Adam Ceja: Fuckin R2, you beat us to the sky.. Knew 'Sky's The Limit' so you took it like a true G. Downest 12yr old i knew,rollin blunts n poundin brews. Always down for whatever whenever

where were the parents?? he had it coming,

ar2ro
ar2ro

All I hear is "too much freedom" this and "parents need to watch their kids" that. ALL OF YOU ARE MORONS!!! NO ONE WATCHES THEIR KIDS ANYMORE!!! Don't you get it? Many families around this county, state, and nation don't have both parents, or both parents work 10-12 a day to make it in life, let alone live comfortably. Shoot, both parents may not even have jobs. So who watches 'em? How many of you weren't left 'alone' while your parents worked? If that experience doesn't correlate, then you were fortunate. Many others are not. Whether Latino, Asian, White, Black, it makes no difference. We are ALL HERE trying to live "The American Dream." And if you haven't noticed lately, it's turning into a really shitty one. How these events led up, who knows. But I, as a counselor for an at-risk charter high school in L.A. county, can tell you there are FAR MORE COMPLEX FACTORS than most of your puny little minds can fathom because OF COURSE it's these "DAMN MEXICANS" or those "GHETTO BLACK PEOPLE." So there you go, right? Problem solved, get the illegals and no-class-having people out! If only it was that simple. With all due respect, unless you're on the streets and interacting with these kids and/or within your own community, YOU KNOW NOTHING!!!!

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@x666x Derpa derpa derpa derp.

rlm
rlm

It is sad anytime someone loses his or her life.  In this case, assuming Ocampo is guilty, two people have lost their lives.  Let go of the fact that the 12 year old was in a tagging crew.  Yes, had he not been he might still be alive, but the fact of the matter is that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU is focusing on the negative aspects of the victim and the suspect instead of reflecting on how the community could have better aided both of these children.  The phrase "it takes a village to raise a child" comes to mind.  Have some f***ing empathy for the family of this boy. Or, are you all souless, rich a**holes with no regard for anyone other than yourselves?

Hellofresh7
Hellofresh7

I knew of R2 And Moto ! and hung out with R2 a few times and I got into a ight with Moto when I was in highschool with him. I know Moto is guilty and the cops will figure this out quickly because he is known for fighting little kids and talking crap over the internet. Rest in piece R2

Anaheim's Angel
Anaheim's Angel

HAD IT COMING?! You ignorant prick. Do you have kids? If so, are you sure you know exactly what they're doing all the time? I doubt it. chances are, if they're older then 11, they've probably already tried some kind of illegal substance may it be alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. The majority of young adolescence will experiment with illegal substances if given the opportunity, regardless of any "promise" they signed in D.A.R.E. And if you are not a parent, then you have no place making that kind of comment.

mitch young
mitch young

As per CDC

Teen birth rate in California (2008)

'Anglos' 15.4 per 1000 girls'Latinos' 66.0 per 1000 girls

You do the math.

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

To me, it gets about as complex as this flow chart:

Could you properly take care of and look after a kid? If "yes", have a kid. If "no", don't have a kid.

Who cares?
Who cares?

Actually I live in this neighborhood and I've had all my property tagged by the dead kid. I've even chased his ass down my street. He tagged my neighbors work truck and another neighbors brand new car. I have ZERO sympathy for him, his family, or anyone he knew. And as for the killer he'll get his too in prison. These parents do nothing to control their kids so if they end up getting hurt or killed mom can thank herself for it.

KeepitReal_77@hotmail.com
KeepitReal_77@hotmail.com

Hello Fresh"... In all this time I have only read about his sister & older brother" ... Do you know about his parents?? It must be the hardest burden on his siblings if parent aren't there....>>>> this is KeepitReal_77

Gina
Gina

Only Latino teens having sex? Anglo parents put their 13 yr old daughters on birth control. Maybe Anglo teens visit the abortion clinics more often than Latino teens. Depending on your beliefs the latter is not an option.

Estefania
Estefania

what does this have to do with anything of this topic going on ..Morrons

guest 88
guest 88

you are a sick f**k im sure you will get what you deserve for talking like that about a 12 year old, he is no longer here so shut the f**k up. have some damn respect asshole!

Anaheim's Angel
Anaheim's Angel

Who cares, they're still just kids. No matter what kind of influence Juan had, he was still at an age where he could have been influenced back. He only got into it because he thought it was cool and older kids treated him like a true homie. I sympathize with you for your property that was damaged, but wishing death on someone or being grateful that they are dead is not right. I knew little shitheads like Juan when i was in Jr High at Sycamore, but just cause they're arrogant doesn't mean they're bad. They're at an age where they feel invincible. They have older kids whispering sweet nothings into their ears about respect and pride and brotherhood, which is why they do stupid things. I don't think that anyone had anything coming to them, not do i blame anyone for what happened. All in all it's a tragedy and I wish for nothing but condolences for both the Martinez and Orozco families.

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

lol@ rlm.. what world do you live in?

Who cares?
Who cares?

I had the cops take his stupid ass out of my alley. You really think these kids are just kids? They are worthless criminals and the only way I would help any of these pieces of shit would be helping them to an early grave. Hopefully they'll retaliate and keep killing each other so the rest of us can clean up this shithole they've created. You're ignorant if you think any of these punks are worth help or even want it. Tell ya what, come down to this neighborhood find yourself some bangers and stick them under your wing. I wont hold my breath to see if you live through the night.

rlm
rlm

You seriously have no soul.  Why didn't you have him work off his debt to you? Why didn't you take him under your wing?  You are just as much to blame as anyone else given this new information.

mitch young
mitch young

"Only Latino teens having sex?"

Uh, did I say that?

"Maybe Anglo teens visit the abortion clinics more often than Latino teens."

I don't know the stats for just teens or just Mexicans, but nationwide Latino women have a higher rate of abortion -- by a lot -- than 'Anglo' women. See a couple of blog posts down. I suspect, however, that a lot of that higher rate is driven by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, but that's just a guess.

dazeydukes.
dazeydukes.

okay yur probly a sociopath who got fucked in the ass tooo hard by  these so called "mexicans", is dat why yur against them? nobody gives twos shits about yur perspective, yu political whore. this has nothing to do with the juan martines situation yu hick, redneck, hillbilly, Inbred, who F*CKS his sister. go listen to sum fuckin country music smoke sum meth and relax since you white folks are the ones that invented meth. yu guys say yu love yur country when all i see is your goverment start wars. and may i point out that all your white presidents have done nothing to help out this country,  they juss made shit worst.

guest 88
guest 88

you are a fkn idio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anaheim's Angel
Anaheim's Angel

Do you not realize that your points and opinions are not being registered because people of all different ethnicity are in such outrage over your blatant racism? Your arrogance and ignorance are a big part of this never ending perpetuation of the common misconception that "all white people are racist". I hate racism of all forms and find it deeply offensive that you would even begin to blame Mexicans for the death of a 12 year old. Oh yes, I know you all forgot but that is what this article is about. Regardless of your personal feelings, just because you have the option of being anonymous on the internet does not make it okay for you to be so narrow minded and hurtful. You are the type of person that I despise. Someone who proudly proclaims to be a white who wants to "get rid of these damn Mexicans". I'm white and do you know what your ignorance cost me? I was jumped not once, but twice at ages 12 and 14 for being...you guessed it! White. Because of people like you who spread hatred and give a nice pale face to pin it on, innocent people like me who have done everything to change that misconception pay the price. Do you know what happens to white people when they're labeled "racist" in this city? they're beaten, stabbed, and killed. No joke. So please, continue to feel your false sense of security and empowerment behind your little keyboard because I pray that one day you will learn a lesson about what damage racism can do, and that you dare not forget it.

Justaguest
Justaguest

So, Gustavo makes a living being a racist (disguising it as humor)...  Ok, bro.  Whatever.

reader
reader

Racism behind a computer screen. I love reading this shit you all talk! I almost forgot what this article was about. Fucking Internet is great! A way to be all ballsy and talk shit without the fear of getting beat up or worse. Anyway...racism runs deep in this country and it's very evident. Blacks/browns/whites and every other mix of beautiful colors. What it all comes down to is you idiots are what needs to be killed. Help save mother earth...kill yourself! Wah!

Marial
Marial

How about Gustavo,the whiny brown supremacist?

mitch young
mitch young

" a past that never existed"

Ah, the Weakly's talking point of the month.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Don't bother with this whiny white supremacist who has no life other than to cry about a past that never existed...

mitch young
mitch young

It's known that, on average, childen of teen parents will have worse social outcomes -- more crime, lower educational attainment. So contrary to ar2ro, a huge part of the problem is 'these damn Mexicans'  (his words), and will continue to be well into the future.

mitch young
mitch young

It's known that, on average, childen of teen parents will have worse social outcomes -- more crime, lower educational attainment. So contrary to ar2ro, a huge part of the problem is 'these damn Mexicans'  (his words), and will continue to be well into the future.

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