FITCHBURG, WI – We just had a story yesterday involving a man using a vehicle to run down a woman during a domestic dispute, and now we have a man in Wisconsin in jail on murder charges after using his vehicle to run down his ex-girlfriend and his 2-year-old son.
Police said 30-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas and his 20-year-old girlfriend had recently ended their long-term relationship. I don’t think Jesus was on board with this breakup because when he saw his ex with their 2-year-old son, Yandel Castillo, riding in a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Miguel Menendez-Ruvalcaba, he began following them.
His ex told police that she and Miguel had lunch and he was taking her and her son home when she noticed Jesus was following them. After asking Miguel to pull into a parking lot close to her residence, Jesus pulled up beside them and confronted his ex and asked if she was in a relationship with Miguel. No one got out of their vehicles until Jesus began driving away stating, “You’ll see what is going to happen to you and your child.”
Thinking he was leaving, the woman and her son got out of Miguel’s car and began walking away. That’s when Jesus intentionally drove his 2002 Ford Explorer at the woman and Yandel, striking them both. When the woman came to she saw Jesus, brandishing a knife, fighting with Miguel. To her horror, she also saw that her little boy was pinned underneath the back tire of Jesus’ SUV.
Miguel told police that after Jesus struck his ex and Yandel, he got out of the SUV with a knife and tried to attack the woman. Miguel told them that Jesus repeated “I’m going to kill you,” several times before he was able to intervene and prevented Jesus from doing so while also holding him at the scene until police arrived.
When police got to the scene, Yandel was already dead and still pinned beneath the SUV’s tire. The autopsy report would later reveal Yandel died from major blunt force trauma caused by a motor vehicle. The woman and Miguel were taken to the hospital suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds.
Jesus was taken to jail and booked on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree homicide.