Twin Falls Death Ruled As Self Defense


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office said today that the death of Jose Luis Mucio-Olayo, 42 of Murtaugh last April was in self-defense.
On April 24, 2012 Mucio-Olayo was found dead from gunshot wounds. The sheriff’s office issued the following statement in a news release today.
At 8:50 p.m. on the 24th, deputies were dispatched to 4808 East 2900 North for a report of a fight. They arrived on scene and found two males with gunshot wounds, an un-injured female, and a car in flames. Mucio-Olayo was transported by air to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional where he later died. Javier Carbajal-Galvan, 28, was transported by ground. A third victim, Edgar Trinidad-Garcia, 23, of Burley, left the scene before deputies arrived.

Since the incident, the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office and the Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have worked to determine what happened and what, if any, charges should be filed. The Sheriff’s investigation revealed that a dispute developed between Mucio-Olayo, Carbajal-Galvan, and 25 year old Raquel E. Martinez. Jose Mucio-Olayo fired a small caliber rifle at Javier Carbajal-Galvan at close range striking him several times. Mucio-Olayo then turned his firearm on Raquel Martinez and fired at her several times. Defending herself and Javier, Raquel Martinez fired a large caliber handgun at Jose Mucio-Olayo, fatally wounding him. A round also hit Edgar Trinidad-Garcia.

Sheriff’s investigators, in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office, have concluded that the actions taken by Raquel Martinez were justified as self-defense. No charges will be filed in this case.

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